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Here we are beginning that bed last summer.
Here’s what the whole area looked like in 2010. The sand cherry went in where the rake is leaning against the NW corner of the house.
The garden today.
Honey badger did. Honey badger don’t care.
And so did
Honey rock spirea
Honey pink penstemon
Honey sore-eye poppy
Honey creeping Jenny
Honey licorice mint
Honey zebra grass
Honey rosa glauca
Our seedlings are started:
And hardening off to go out and play:
This year’s garden problem shall be what goes in the planters?
To the left and right of the picture window. Honey bird of paradise bush also survived the winter.
Right now I’m thinking of some classic aesthetic like this: one heaven, one middle earth, one cascade:
….except with chartreuse spikes, grassy sedgy blue middle earth, and orange cascades. All drought and shade tolerant, hah. Perhaps with hanging planters over the top.
I think it’s going to be chartreuse New Zealand flax (phormium Apricot Queen), blue hostas, Mexican thread grass and…red honeysuckle?
You can call this resin from the Ponderosa pine and cut it down, as my neighbor did, so it wouldn’t mar her BMW, but I call it the gold at the end of the rainbow.