May, 2006. Grass killed before I started with soil.
It took several loads of topsoil and composted gin trash to form the berms.
July, 2005, Black-eyed Susans and S. leucantha
Those are caladiums in the background. The Yellow Rose Bed came later.
Maybe this was the first year I grew Parfum Purple Nicotiana.
In the background is the Confederate Jasmine vine that covered the tall stump of a big Live Oak that fell in 2004. Eventually, we cut the vines and the stump fell over. That bed is the site of Tithonia in summer for butterflies and Muhly Grass in fall, .
Proof that I can, too, grow tulips, sigh. Only Daffodils now.
Many years of additions and deletions resulted.
Stones are hardly visible now, but they are the backbone of a berm that keeps the front yard from looking as if it is going to slide onto the Highway right of way at any moment.
Never finished, I added a row of Lemon Grass culms recently along the near edge. Spiderwort at the other end needs editing. Squirrels plant pecans every fall. I left one to grow. I may dig it out.
Datura seedling set behind the end stone.
Mostly Lantana faces the road. The prettiest things are on the back side for my pleasure.
As California Poppies fade, Black-eyed Susans will come into bloom on the end with Purple Heart and Chartreuse Lantana at their feet. I haven't hought of anything prettier or easier. Salvia leucantha still brings a purple haze along the back, come fall.