Saturday, May 30, 2009

Stuffed Beds

This is the backside of 'Rabbit Island' in the backyard in SJC. The original bed was carved out of the lawn the first year we moved in and last fall we enlarged it so it could be seen from the dining room. This shot shows cat mint, verbena, purple status, pink carpet roses, and gaura with a few roses and licorice plant in the background. I am very happy with the way this bed has filled in and it has almost no exposed dirt which means no weeds!

7 comments:

CiNdEe said...

It looks great! I love filling it all in too and not having any weeds!!!(-: Flowers look so much nicer then weeds(-:

keewee said...

Now that is my kind of garden. I am still working on getting mine to look like that.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love how full it is. My Mom always says she likes to see the dirt around the plants. To me that's valuable planting space and like you said a place for weeds!

Tatyana said...

You stuffed them well, Sheila! I am not there yet... I love the colors!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

I love it too. I try to fill in as much as possible. Is the licorice plant you refer to 'agastache' Giant Hyssop? I love that so much...I have several of them in the front and back of the house. I can't wait til they start blooming;-)

Sheila said...

Jan, no, the licorice plant in the picture is one I use quite often in my gardens, helichrysum petiolare. Sorry I didn't specify it, I wasn't aware of other 'licorice' plants!

Stephanie (MileWide Nursery) said...

I love it. SO pretty. I love gardens, especially flower gardens, when they are full and bursting!