Dave started a garden border in front of the house. He installed leftover tile pieces in a concrete base to create a flat planting area for some xeriscape plants.
He leveled the tops of the tile pieces and filled the area in with dirt.
He researched the xeriscape plants that were low growing and like full sun at the Denver Botanic Garden annual plant sale.
A couple of the varieties were already sold out even though we shopped during the member early sale. These were the varieties that he wanted.
|Wine Cups sold out|
|Evening primrose (spotted and big fruit)|
|Blue Buckle Penstemon|
|Purple prairie clover|
|Globe mallow sold out|
|Sand Sage sold out|
|Wellington form buckwheat cushion|
With some substitutes we still bought 12 varieties.
We don’t have much flower sense for planting a mixed bed like this so I found a sample garden at plant select.org and altered it to reflect the varieties that we ordered.
Our bed was not nearly as wide either so the plants ended up just two deep.
We are hoping we have a low water use but colorful border eventually.