This is a shot of the SJC backyard about a year ago, six months after planting the bed on the left and a year after planting the bed on the right.
This is what it looks like today. I love to plant trees because they add so much structure to a space and this California pepper tree on the right is no exception. There are three of them nestled together in this bed, all growing at different rates. This one is the largest and is starting to shade out the plants below, which will mean a bit of an adjustment in what is growing there. That is fine with me. The way the tree is growing allows us to walk under, or sometimes through, the weeping foliage adding another sensory experience to the garden. I love it!