Night landscape visits in September beat evening visits in July, which is my last time here 2 years ago.
And how Dion’s in Albuquerque’s south valley is maturing.
The drive-through pickup lane plantings are exactly as envisioned.
The maintenance has greatly improved, even with some plant substitutions that may be a result of over-watering or other issues previously. How can I tell, since my 2015 visit, when it was relatively weed-free with only smaller plants?
The containers at the key pedestrian entry now look like what I specified in my plan. Summer plantings in the growing season beat winter annuals.
Vitex agnus-castus / Chaste Tree in alternating, sunken parking lot planters are growing in.
The “LE” on the monument stands for this development, Las Estancias, beckoning one to the old days when this was a farm in a Spanish land grant. As building pads fill in, and the homes are built in the new pecan orchard at the far end, it will only help a once-deflated part of town.
These parking lot planters and the adjacent ponding slope alternate from Vitex into Chinese Pistache and masses of Deergrass.