I make it a point to stop planting around the first of June. You can practically plant year round in our climate, but I find it is good to take a break from putting in any new plants until fall. Summer projects, if any, focus on hardscaping.
So what are all these plants doing waiting patiently to go in the ground? Well, I have one last project to complete. It is where the septic tank is in SJC (yes, we have a septic tank) that had to be dug out a few months ago to put risers in. It has been bare ground for months and I have decided to put in a wispy, drought tolerant garden with stepping stones to make access to the tank easier in the future.
This is one of the replicated aged wood pavers that I bought from Essence of the Tree. It is made from a recycled material that is formed over aged wood and looks very natural but is lightweight.
Here is what the spot looks like now. I need to go get some sand to place under the stones and then I can finally get the plants in the ground... and then I'm done for the summer!