neighborhood. Note how many of the front yards lack landscaping. One homeowner has converted their yard into a junk yard.
historic freeze last year has affected many of our plants. In the pic below, and I'm just focusing on the euphorb, you'll note frost damage on the tips. It didn't look good at first, but somehow the plant pulled through the freezing temps.
Texas Ranger. The tricky part about desert landscaping around this area is that many of our plants have spikes and points. Sometimes people forget that trash will gather or get stuck around the bases. With large groups of people, you have trash and with it some very tricky cleanup.
January! I thought it was a goner!
Jacaranda. Very few places can grow these trees in town. But since we live in Midtown, they do well. Last year I told the frantic story about how I almost lost my Jac. I ran to this homeowner for advice. He was calm and said, "Just wait and see." Well we did and our Jacs came back. It's important to note two things here. His Jacaranda is located in a thicket of Mesquite and next to a wall. My Jacaranda is also placed in a similiar area to keep it insolated from freezing temps. On well established Jacs, there is not much to worry about but for little Jacs in their first or second years, people need to monitor these trees during our winter months.
Here's one of the few places that has lawn. Again by the same landscaper. These are townhomes and very well kept.
Some homes are in bad shape. Love this place but there is a lot of water damage on the outside. Plus there are boxes everywhere. It looks like a hoarder lives here.
As I return home, I see my masterpiece at work. It's nearly complete and I'm proud of what I've done. It is a work of love, time and patience. We still have several major pieces left....the fountain, the side planters, the old wooden beams on the front gate and the parking lot. An irrigation system will need to be set up and then I will be done with my work. Sorry about the massive post today but I think the landscapers and homeowners will find this write interesting. Until next time....