I am not a great gardener! It's not that I couldn't develop the knowledge and skill but rather that I can always find an excuse to get out in my kayak on the bay. I came here nearly 6 years ago to a new subdivision with nothing except weeds and too tall pasture grasses. Since then I have planted things that look after themselves with minimal help from me. I have planted walls of green all around my half acre block and added color at intervals around. We are well into autumn now and here is some of the color that I have had around me over the last couple of weeks.
I had Tibouchina trees growing where I lived before coming here and decided to plant them again.
Heliconias definitely look after themselves. In fact the only thing I have to do is stop them from spreading too far.
Bird of Paradise is always colorful.
Cannas are another easy-care plant and the leaves provide nice color too.
Some things don't show much flower but have been planted for the leaf color.
Fennel flowering in the herb garden.