Since 1990 when my family moved to our current house we have enjoyed our Plumeria tree in our backyard. It was the first tree we planted in a grass-dominated yard, a gift from my late father. Fast forward almost thirty years later and that Plumeria tree has matured to a giant tree overpowering the corner of our neighborhood. My house is part of a zero lot neighborhood in suburbia Miami(zero lot homes are individual homes, where one side of the house has no windows and doors and that side is part of your next-door neighbor’s yard) Needleless to say we are on top of each other, this is a way for developers and government to maximize land use in urban areas. The key to a peaceful existence in this environment is to get along with your neighbors, my family was one of the first families to move in our development and over the year we have had many neighbors come and go. Currently we have a neighbor that is not happy with my Plumeria tree, he complains about how messy the tree is and that it has become a danger in hurricane season (he is right on both counts) This mistake is on me, I should have been more attentive to the tree in early years and pruned after each season. My only solution at this time is to hire a professional tree cutting service (fully insure) to cut the tree, a very expensive proposition.
Pictures from around the garden
Lady of the night flowers
This croton plant has great color and it stands out among all the green
These bromeliad flowers last for a couple months, giving the garden some color at the end of the summer
Heliconia flowers are year-round flowers and my favorite to photograph
Is Holloween time