This is the first part of the garden to see the sun when it rises in the morning. Located on the east side, it is a sunny patch for about seven hours each day.
Roses are the anchor plants providing greenery and blooms all year long. The ferny foliage of yarrow and the constantly blooming sweet allyssum along with sedum 'Florida Gold' have worked well as ground cover all through the winter.
Spring brings a more exuberant flush of blooms to the roses but there are flowers in all the seasons. Lots of re-seeding native salvias provide background and attract buterflies, bees and hummingbirds once Spring arrives.
Sweet fragrances fill the air and make me smile while I enjoy my morning cup of coffee. Nothing like watching the sunrise over this beautiful view.
There are many reseeding and spreading companion plantings flourishing now that it is springtime. I'm loving the yarrow. Sure hope it blooms for me. It has really multiplied since the warm weather returned. The guara is looking especially good this year too, though it's hard to capture in a photo.
Well, I guess it's time to put the camera away, take my coffee with me and finish up the morning watering chores. Only, it's not a chore. It's something I love to do.