In December of 2015, I was finally able to visit the yard again to see how the design was progressing following its first summer season, which turned out to be one of the hottest on record. Despite receiving little or no maintenance from the home owner, the design was doing remarkably well, and functioning mostly as planned. Some of the plants showed incredible growth, thanks to the initial irrigation schedule not being adjusted down as planned, providing ample water to the young plants. Now that the plants and trees are established, the irrigation has been turned down drastically, even turned off completely or most of the yard. I am excited to see how the design progresses into the future.