After work one day I decided to smooth out my lines by removing some of the surrounding sod, this time with my edger and pick axe. I decided to free hand it, instead of using a hose to guide me to a straight line or a smooth parabola. And it started POURING, so I looked like this.
And my jeans were soaked through and it was getting colder, so I didn't even get everything done.
|Blind children could make better lines.|
So it still looks stupid. But! I got my little Cistus 'Elma' in the ground and it's very well watered-in.
I ordered some Linaria reticulata 'Flamenco' after seeing it on Kaveh's blog. I love his blog so much.
|Photo source: Annie's Annuals|
If I put the Linaria here, this is what it will look like with what's already planted there. I need to check back in with Scott (who designed this whole scheme) so I don't get too off-course.
I'd love to incorporate (my new obsession) red tussock grass (Chionochloa rubra), blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracillis 'Blonde Ambition'), and a yellow echinacea cultivar or some sort, which would result in something like this.
I'm not great with color combinations, so I need to tread carefully. Is the Chionochloa going to be out of place? I think it might be out of place. If you're feeling opinionated, would you weigh in in the comments?
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