So, the front yard is a wild and woolly riot of color right now, and I love it. Especially the tidal wave of sweet potato vine that's flowing out over sidewalk and path (I do trim it back each week, but it keeps flowing). It's hard to believe almost none of this was here 7 months ago! The crepe myrtle and cherry laurel are the big exceptions. Just a little yard progress report:
3 months ago
6 months ago
7 months ago
And a few more shots of the front yard now, with Gulf Muhly doing its thing. There's a big open space where the burgundy hibiscus used to be on the lower left (mealy bugs!)...still deciding what to put in there.
Tangle of artemesia, sweet potato vine and Gregg's Mist.
Creeping thyme behind the gaura is just starting to thrive and spread.
The pale yellow firecracker ferns have filled in nicely, and the fig grew much more than I expected for its first half year.
My cat camouflaged as a fig leaf shadow
Upcoming post: landscape planning/planting phase 2.