Normally I post several “teaser” pictures leading to the finished project…
But in this case, I’m just gunna start with our new cactus/agave/drought tolerant filled flower beds…
Jamie wanted me to be sure to point out that the “We” in these stories of the flower beds is 90% him.
Although, I did Art Direct.
After removing all the heinous Indian Hawthorn….
and making a list of the plants that we would like to try planting.
We cruised down to the Dallas Farmer’s Market and bought a few.
We found an old Hippie to help us with our “zero-scaping”. That means that we want to plant it then forget it.
Jamie lay everything out before digging any holes.
Then planted away….Tall things in the back…at least, things that we expect to get taller.
Pretty groovy, right?
We wanted it to look a “desert-y”, but it was a little too “desert-y”.
Maybe some color…and no color is better than orange….and a little red and yellow.
Much better…..How could we not plant a flower called “Indian Blanket”? They grow along the road sides here in Texas.
Here are a few close-ups of the cactus-y bounty.
This is just a start, we plan on continuing to add new cactus as we collect them.
One more time..here’s the bed in front of the porch.
I can hardly wait for everything to get bigger.
Ohhh, and Jamie still has plans to add pea gravel with a layer of weed-blocking newspaper.
We’ll keep y’all posted.