A couple of photos for you :)
Hello guys and gals :)
I don't post often anymore, although I do check in almost daily to get my palm fix hehe. I just wanted to share a couple of photos with youguys. We had a really strong wind storm that picked up TONS of dust two days ago, followed by a downpour, which is very uncommon for this time of year. I took advantage of the brown haze to take photos. I don't have too much going on in the palm section anymore, but here are some photos of what I do have: Hope you enjoy!
This is a view from our house. The ground is so dry at this time of year that the strong wind just picked all the dust up in no time!
You can see all the trees in the neighborhood leaning over!
And here's Chico running for cover!
And these are photos from a bit before the dust storm began:
This is the front yard. I removed the lawn almost two years ago, and because I planted small plants, the queen palms suffered from having the lawn around them removed and having the ground around them exposed. Now that the ground is mostly covered again, and they have a good measure of mulch around them, they're making a good comeback! See if you can spot the recovering majesty palm as well (damaged by freeze)
This is probably on of my favorite plants! Anigozanthos serves basically the same purpose as a daylily in desert climates. This is one of four I have in a row, but this one is the one that has grown the fastest.
Lastly, this is the latest section of lawn that was replaced with drought tolerant plantings. It's taken about a year and a half for the plants to fill in because they were started from either cuttings or seeds. The two phoenix canariensis here were volunteer seedlings that sprouted in my yard and I moved here, courtesy of local birds haha.