I've been wanting to rearrange some plants in the yard, some of which were just working as placeholders. I received this Carex flagellifera 'Toffee Twist' at a garden exchange and plopped it in the ground in the front yard. The agave berm didn't exist then. I really dig this grass but being surrounded by brown mulch wasn't doing much for it. Greg thought it was dead and I was just having a hard time letting it go. I hoard dead leaves and empty nursery pots, Greg, not dead plants.
I moved it to the berm, where hopefully you can see it a little better against the light gravel and agaves.
We still had a tarp covered in extra gravel hanging out next to the berm. It looked super classy, especially with the garden hose laying about. I finally got the extra gravel moved to buckets in the garage and I planted some of the plants I don't remember picking out. I have to stop shopping when I've been drinking wine.
I will never stop plant shopping while drinking wine. It's way too fun.
|I need something to make my Dasylirion grow BIG, now.|
Where the tarp used to live I planted an Anchusa azurea 'Alkanet' and a silver sage (Salvia argentea).
I know it will happen soon but I want everything in the front yard to grow already. It all looks so placed in a line.
In the hellstrip I planted two Redbirds in a Tree (Scrophularia macrantha). They look exactly as advertised. They are supposed to be clay tolerant and require no summer water.
In other news, the Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' that I got from Kate is exploding in buttery colored blooms. I hear these peter out after a couple of years, so I'm enjoying it while it lasts. I'll forget what it was by then, so remind me, okay?
Bought anything good while you were tipsy lately?