These photos have been published over the protests of the professional landscape architect who has assured me that these vignettes are nowhere near ready for their closeups. The professional says things won't be ready for the cover of any publication for at least a month...so consider this a sneak preview.
First, welcome Mondo, also known by his birth name of agave americana variegata.
Next, Pinky, a lovely flowering Plum tree. In the background, you can see one of the many ancient groves of Joshua tree that surround us. Ollie, the fruitless olive tree, peeks in from the right.
And finally, we introduce you to Goliath, child of Mondo. Goliath seems happily surrounded by the Orange Grove, and if you look closely, you'll see Lemoncello, both varieties of ice plant.
So, enjoy the preview. I'm in such trouble! heh.