Friday, February 10, 2012

Borders, plantings and succulents oh my

It is nearly planting season here in the Phoenix area - and I can't wait.  Literally - I can't - we are plating some non-native privet this weekend.  We still need to hold off on delicate frost sensitive things like bouganvillia and succulents -- but I am dreaming...  Soon we will be able to get cracking in the backyard which was recently scraped clean of old rangy Bermuda grass.  While the funds for the flagstone patio are not yet with us - we can certainly start getting some things in the ground and watch them grow.
In this month's House Beautiful there are some gorgeous pictures of garden rooms done by landscape designers at their own homes.  These pictures from Elysian Landscapes's website show gorgeous use of green on green - big architectural agaves mixed with soft grasses and the blues of trailing sedum forming blankets beneath burgundy spears of leaves.

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