In contrast to these first recovery-from-extra-cold-winter photos (<~~ click here), here's how the back yard is looking now.
The Lily of the Nile (agapanthus) has started sending up stalks from which its gorgeous purple flowers will bloom.
The butterfly iris (Dietes grandiflora) - two in the back yard and two in the front - are looking more green than brown and have actually started flowering. Hooray!
The sago palm (Cycas revoluta - not really a palm tree!) now has a completely new layer of very green leaves. I love them!
Even my lone little gerbera daisy is sending up flowers - one at a time, but it's recovering. I thought it had completely died from all the frosts, but apparently it was hibernating!
And the day lilies just keep on blooming!
Here are three that give you an idea how TALL the trees are in the back yard.