Garden tour

It’s the end of May, we have loads of sunshine, and the rain is about to start coming frequently. Meanwhile all the plants in our front garden are growing well, and Margaret’s newer plantings in the back are starting to establish themselves too. Time for more photos …

This is the front garden, with amazing agave plants and beautiful but tiny purple flowers of sensitive mimosa; see too how the spider plant is spreading from its pot out into the rest of the garden …

In the back garden, all the plants are smaller (except the giant sunflowers now much taller than me!) …

A big sunflower

Margaret planted some sunflower seeds in the garden earlier this year, and the first has now fully opened. We took a few photos over the last few days as it opened, and showing how tall it is (and how much more it grew in about four days!) …

Those last two photos are yesterday and today; I expect the flower will keep changing over the next week …

2-1/2 years of change

When we purchased our home at Stanton, of course I took lots of photos and one was of the front including the garden …

Yesterday I took a photo from just about the same position, to give a comparison of how the front garden has changed:

The trees have grown a lot; the agave plants came from a neighbor that didn’t like them. The biggest changes are to the left of the palm where Margaret has done loads of planting; a bit hard to see from this angle.