Yesterday, doing several errands, I was driving through the parking lot of our local Walmart when I saw a sight that stopped me dead in my tracks.
Now, normally parking lots are prime examples of bad landscape practices with over-planted and excessively pruned shrubs. But, what I saw was truly breathtaking.
Do you like discovering new things?
I do. Particularly newer plant introductions. New plant hybrids are always being discovered and I am always on the look out for new ones. I like to use newer plant introductions in landscapes to help give them a new and updated look.
Last week, I told you about my partnership with Monrovia plants and selecting two new plants for my garden.
What does your garden look like in early spring? Does it somewhat boring? How about adding some color and interest to your garden by adding some water-wise flowering plants?
This week, I had a fun project to work on – in partnership with Monrovia, I was asked to select two types water-wise plants for the landscape. So, I headed out to my local nursery with a mission to select from the different water-wise Monrovia plants available.
I have been using this small aloe a lot in recent landscape designs (like the one above) including in narrow planting beds, in entries and also in pots.
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Have you ever had something happen to you that was such a coincidence that it was hard to believe? Recently, I had one such experience.
There are some plants in the landscape that are underused through not fault of their own.
This can be for a number of reasons, one of which, is that it isn’t stocked at local nurseries. Customers often walk into their local nursery without any specific plant in mind and choose from what is in stock.
Yellow is a great color to include in the garden.
Yellow-flowering plants will help the other colors in your garden to ‘pop’ visually because it provides great color contrast.
|Damainita (Chrysactinia mexicana)|
Do you enjoy going out into the garden in summer?
I admit to sometimes neglecting my garden when the temperatures go above the century mark. My aversion to gardening in a furnace is one of the reasons that I like to use desert-adapted plants that don’t need much attention.
As a horticulturist, I have quite a few plants on my list of favorites. So many in fact, that I cannot grow them all in my own garden.
But, this favorite has a prominent place in my home landscape – I have four of them.