Here is some nice photos of what my side yard looks like this year. It is turning into quite the tropical oasis with the most desert hardy tropical looking plants I could use in Las Vegas. Most of these plants here I planted two to three years ago. Click for Hi-Res Images.
Counterclockwise From Top Left to Right: Brazilian Pepper Tree, Lady Palm, Mock Orange, Canna Lily Tropicana, Mexican Feather Grass, Assorted Day Lilies, Radiation Lantana, Blue Plumbago, Jacaranda Tree, Mexican Fan Palms
Looking the path from the other direction. Gazania and Calla Lillies planted in the front right. Cape Honeysuckle and Jacaranda Tree on the back left and my Grandfloria Magnolia tree and Sengal Date Palm in the right background.
Lantana, Jacaranda, Calla Lilies, and Cape Honeysuckle in the front with Xylosma in the back. Needs a trim
Mock Orange, Lady Palm and Canna Lily “Tropicana”, and Mexican Feather grass in the front
New new additions for my full shade area: Silver Lady Fern and Australian Sword Fern.
Here you can see my Winter Gem Boxwood Hedge is finally growing in. Also in the pic is my Chinese Fan Palm, Texas Privet, some Primrose and my Zelkova Tree. On the right my Xylosma hedge surrounds my Pansy garden. I also had to put a fence up to keep my pup from eating my plants. It has been tough breaking him of that.
My Pansy garden with Xylosma hedge showing new growth.
Not bad considering all my plants are running on a drip system. Even my Pansy garden is on a drip sprayer.