Six on Saturday – The Front Garden

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My front garden is composed of hot colors, oranges, reds and apricots. Of course a few other colors have crept in, but for the most part it is hot colors for a hot climate. In keeping with the spirit of heat – above is the Firebush (Hamelia patens var patens), planted by birds in a perfect foundation planting placement.

Imagine my surprise when looking at a real estate website one day I found this picture of my garden (Thanks, Google)  with me in my usual position.

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The nearly year round flowering Dwarf Red Ixora (Ixora ‘Dwarf Red’) is at its peak during the summer months, bees and butterflies love it.

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Soap Aloe (Aloe saponaria) adds grey foliage color and texture and flowers just about quarterly.

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More foliage interest is provided by Crotons in two varieties. Codiaeum varigatum ‘Pie Crust’ is below.

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The other Croton is Mammey…

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Happy Gardening from my front yard!

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10 comments on “Six on Saturday – The Front Garden

  1. OMG! I can’t believe your google pic. I often wonder if the cars passing by enjoy my weeding stance.

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  2. Holy flip I cannot believe that photo. What a cheek.
    I love seeing your exotic hot coloured plants

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    LOL, showing your best to the neighborhood, so funny!
    Looking good, both in person and garden this week. That Ixora is stunning!

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  4. tonytomeo says:

    Do some aloes dislike the humidity there?

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  5. cavershamjj says:

    i wonder if the folks driving the google streetview cars get a kick out of capturing people in somewhat compromising positions!

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  6. Wonderfully exotic plants. The Ixora is the winner for me (I think!)

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