|Backyard, spring of 2012|
This spring, I started to dig out these old, forgotten and neglected flower beds. I was determined to bring the beauty of this space back to life.
|Spring 2012. The work begins|
|Spring 2013, Work in progress|
My vision for this new sun flower garden, was to create a haven for butterflies and bee's, using water wise plants, with a mix of grasses for winter interest.
|Newly planted and starting to grow June 2013.|
I'll be thrilled when my clumping bamboo really takes off and creates the 'green fence' I so desperately need along the old fenceline. My husband has been told to cut the lovely, leaning, old, metal, clothe's line out. It's partner has long been gone on the other side.
Here are some of the plants growing in this new sun garden:
Agastache Golden Jubilee, Globetrotter, Apricot Sprite
Rudbeckia Autumn Colors
Echinacea Little Annie, PowWow Wildberry, Double Decker, Sombrero Hot Coral, Cheyenne Spirit
Lavender, Spanish & French
Cape Fuchsia, pink, peach, dark pink
Dahlia, 4 varieties
Blaze Little Bluestem Grass
Feather Reed Grass
Penniseturn Spatheolatum (grass)
Buddelia, Orange Ball Tree
Lace Leaf, Japanese Maple
Gaillardia, Arizona Red
Verbena Bonariesis 'lollipop'
Alstroernia 'Butterscotch' Inca Lilly
Trachellum Caerleum, Floss Flower
Wow, that's quite a list and it's not complete! I can't wait until these plants are mature, full and lush. I am excited to watch the grasses sway in the wind and the bee's and butterflies dance on the blooms.