I just couldn't hold off any longer and have started putting in some new perennials and shrubs in some beds we have just created in SJC. I am trying to reduce the tremendous amount of lawn area that we inherited as well as add some interest to an otherwise boring (at least in my opinion) back yard. The weather has been very mild with the sun not coming out until around noon on some days, later on others. Our hottest weather can be just around the corner when we get the Santa Ana winds in September and October, but they only last for a couple days and you just need to make sure the new plants stay moist.
One of the pretty little items I had to have is this agapanthus called 'Indigo Mood'. I love the dark color and compact size.