The Side Yard (pre pond)

I'm not sure when these pictures were taken.  Perhaps some time in the very late 1990's or early 2000's.  There use to be grass here, but I decided that grass was to expensive to maintained here in this dry climate.  My wife go interested in water plants and began collecting them in big plastic tubs.  In time I would build a pond for her.   On the extreme left is a big drop off that is terraced going down to a picnic area.  I alternated Manila Palms w/Dwarf Phoenix Palms.  There are also a few large pots of what we here call "Areca Palms", Dypsis lutescens.

This view is looking in the opposite direction toward the house.  The above picture and the ones on the following Pond pages were taken from somewhere on the deck.