Pictures of side yards, continued.
The purple flowering bush on the left is Salvia leucantha, Mexican Bush Sage. A workhorse landscape plant in San Francisco if ever there was one. I mark it down in the "love" column, but I wish more people would give the native Wooly Blue Curls a whirl.
A lot of people have that super-coiled hose. Is there some advantage to that hose? Or is it cheaper than the usual hose?
This is English boxwood (Buxus sempervirens), which I was recently told is rarely used on the west coast. The Japanese boxwood (Buxus microphylla cv. Japonica) is more common here, but it cannot be grown into trees like in these two pictures. Not that you'd necessarily want to...
Do you see something odd in this picture? (Scroll right if the whole picture doesn't fit in your browser.)
This kind of garden maintenance is depressingly common.
Here's an aerial shot of that garden so you can see the layout:
And here's a good place to wind it up--on the freakier side of San Francisco:
(Sorry in advance for the nightmares.)
The rest of them here.