Unfortunately, my camera won't take clear photos anymore, so I'm stuck with a crummy cell phone camera to document my progress. Here's one project, the side yard, as yet incomplete. Here's what it looked like before:
And here's what it looks like now:
I obviously have a lot of filling in to do with plants (I've actually done a bit more since this picture was taken), but I like how it's coming together so far. The sunlight conditions are difficult - a few hours of intense afternoon sun, which means it's too sunny for shade plants and too shady for full sun plants. You'd think that part-shade would suffice, but most of those plants will wilt in afternoon sun. I'm trying a few plants at a time to see how they handle the spot and will find new homes for them if they don't work.