Finally I feel like I’m making progress with our plantings. With the exception of the areas closest to the house, I’m almost done adding plants to the front. At least the half that borders the house and deck. I still have to deal with the expanse between the driveway and road.
I’ve been good about following my plan. Want to see what I’ve finished so far? Here’s the front edge of the bocce court, looking toward the driveway:
And looking back the other direction:
I find I’m most attracted to structured gardens with a variety of plants. In this area alone, there are 8 different plants.
As with most purchased plants, they’re on the smaller side right now. Hopefully they’ll mature and fill in the areas between.
Just off the front steps, I’ve added three Russian Sage plants. The colors are great and smell fantastic.
Along the walkway, I chose a row of 11 boxwoods for year round greenery. A few drought tolerant yarrow are there and have already started to spread a little.
In the back, I still have a lot of work to do. But, I did start a row of 13 Foerster’s reed grass I found for 3 bucks each at Lowe’s.
Maybe next year they’ll look more like a native grass, sprouting the tops.
Come fall and cooler temps, I’d love to make more progress out here. At any rate, it’s a step toward the results I’m aiming for.