Just a little tale of some Saturday morning gardening. Despite the fact that I whacked back everything in my backyard just a few days before I started the job, I looked out Friday evening and thought -- this cannot wait another weekend. Everything had gone absolutely wild! This song came to mind and I couldn't get it out of my head!
We spent at least three hours chopping and our entire trash bin is full! I didn't take any before pics because it was just too gruesome, but here's the after photos!
A lot of the plants had actually grown together! The shrubs were huge!
The pink oleander trees are blooming like crazy right now!
The woodrose vine has taken over the extra trellis we added.
The torchglow bougainvillea back against the wall has gone nuts, and flowers have filled in the area around the ash tree.
The little birds love this area! I might add, the weather today was perfection with a high in the low 80's.
I took charge of grooming all the palms. They have the worst thorns on the fronds. OUCH!
I had to whack back this radiation lantana. It was wild!
I'm not sure if you can see this, but the yucca in the foreground presented a little surprise this week. You can literally slice off a finger on the sharp edge of a yucca, so it's amazing that they shoot up these plumes of soft bell-like white flowers.
It's a relief to have the backyard trimmed again. It's nice having the tropical type plants, but I never realized the amount of labor I'd have to donate to the cause!