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New Groundcover & Tigger - Photo 1
New Groundcover & Tigger - Photo 1
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The groundcover in photo 1 is a Cranesbill geranium and is also known as a perennial geranium. My original intention was for it to cover a large area of ground near the orange tree, which I'm sure it would have done beautifully. However, it was transplanted to the lower terrace in 2001 when grass was planted and has grown and spread beautifully. It produces many lavendar flowers that bloom for months. (The cat investigating it is Tigger, our prize-winning tortoiseshell tabby.)
















New Crape Myrtle Tree - Photo 2
New Crape Myrtle Tree - Photo 2
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In my effort to create a park-like atmosphere, I purchased a park bench and added a crape myrtle tree for eventual shade. The cat walking towards the house is Shadow,our long-haired tuxedo cat.









South View - Photo 3
South View - Photo 3
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In photo 3, the plants along the curve of the wall are agapanthus, which were given to me by a friend shortly after I moved in. To the left of the agapanthus are tall, bearded purple irises that were given to me by a co-worker.












Carrotwood Tree - Photo 4
Carrotwood Tree - Photo 4
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Photo 4 is the two-year old carrotwood tree that my grandson planted in 1998. It didn't grow a whole lot in those two years, but since I wasn't sure that it would survive here, I was glad that it was growing at all!




















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