Friday, July 8, 2011

A Strong Foundation

The lower forty in my Laguna garden is a mass of plants that provide the backdrop for the evolving seasonal interest. The massive burgundy colored New Zealand flax (phormium) is a lovely backdrop for these Matilija poppies (romneya coulteri), a California native that has self-seeded here from the other side of the garden. It has been years since I have added anything to this part of the garden and it just keeps getting better and better due to the strong foundation shrubs, grasses and perennials.

1 comment:

Lona said...

What a beautiful backdrop the Flax makes. I love the color. I need to do better in my foundation plantings.