It seems my shady garden that I have been wondering what to do with needed two sago palms! There has been a bit more colour and lightness lately with the easter lillies and impatients blooming. Even the cordelines are showing more colour.
The front area just sort of naturally extended out into the grass to create a spot for one of them, and this curve automatically flowed into a leafy path. I didnt want this path to be too distinct, and as the tree fern grows I want it to seem as though you are entering into a foresty area, so think I will just keep a layer of leaves over the cleared path. (Not hard to do with the lychee tree above) The other sago is right against the fence and so will eventually block that part of the fence from view. I removed those straggly looking heleconia - not sure what they were supposed to do, but they hadnt flowered yet. I thought they were the kind that had a very highly scented white flower. Suspect they needed more light.
My hubby did help me with one of my photography problems though. I took this top photo the way I normally would with the landscape setting. Since I have shady areas and then areas with bright light I often get this reddish tinge.
Well, lo and behold look what happens when I set the flash to "fill light" Wonderful!