We are in 'green season' here. Lots of green green green. These are the gardens at my office building. I do landscaping on the side and planted these gardens and take care of them.
The first pic is out front and the wall of windows with the flag is my office. I have looked out those windows for 26 years (and 7 more years out other windows in the building).
The 2nd pic is the garden out back under the fire escape. It's very dry and hot back here and this was nothing but sand, trash, and rocks a couple years ago. It has come along nicely with very little effort. I don't use fertilizer or poisons of any kind so it's all about planting the right stuff for the situation.