In the meantime, I am trying to learn the new plants I have in my yard and figure out how to deal with them. I've never owned hibiscus before, not to mention powder puff trees, date palms, passion vine, jasmine, crown of thorns etc. so I have lots to learn. Those are only the ones I know of for sure, the rest I need some ID help.
It was cold enough this past winter to kill off some of my ficus trees so I will need to get a tree person out here to advise me on how best to deal with them. In the meantime, here are some photos of what is here and is very much alive.