Saturday, April 19, 2014

A mix of bromeliads, succulents and annual plants

A mix of bromeliads, succulents and annual plants is what my street garden is made of.  Today I finished making some changes to the front and preparing the garden for our annual Easter bash.

A can of yellow pain will do for now, originally I wanted to replace the wood fence with a metal gate and fence but it’s not in the budget this year.  As you can see, I took out the big bougainvillea and planted two new bougainvilleas   in the containers by the gate.

The large bromeliad by the driveway is no more.  I replaced it with the old water fountain planted with succulents that was in another corner of the garden.  Originally I wanted to pull out most of the grass in this part of the garden and plant more succulents, but gardening time is limited for me at this time. (Retirement is around the corner, there will be plenty of time then)

I kept some of the pops from the bromeliad in the front and planted them in a container.  The areca palm that was here is now in my back garden.

Other changes, these bromeliads are going to grow nicely in the trunk of this date palm

This week in the garden, the fragrant lady of the night (Brunfelsia gigantean) is in bloom and the garden at night is a delight.

Look who was walking in my fence early this morning.  This opossum was carrying her baby to a new hiding place; I guess she forgot the time and was surprised by daylight


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Every part of your garden is beautiful and I love the updates . . . especially the yellow gate!