Mary and I moved into our home here in San Clemente, Ecuador in January 2012. One of the first things we asked our landlord was for permission to plant a garden around our patio and side of the house. He readily agreed and we went to work. By May of 2012 we had installed bricks to delineate the flower beds and planted a number of plants. We stood back and hoped that things would grow.
I took a picture from a similar angle today showing the scene as one walks around toward our patio from the pool area.