It doesn't look that fantastic yet. I'm not a plant expert so I buy one of what I like. If it stays alive then I buy more. I planted what I bought and then put down wood chips and mulch to keep the weeds away and to keep the ground moist. The birds, bees and butterflies have already come by for a visit. I love it so far. As more plants come in and they get established the green will take over the mud and bark.
Plan is to:
- Buy more of the Yerba Buena, Persnickety Pink and Hummingbird Sage at the Theodore Payne sale. I'd like the Persnickety and Yerba Buena to fill in all over as ground cover. And, I'd like to plant a row of Sage underneath the windows. It smells fantastic.
- Set up a fountain at the right hand corner of the space against the fence.
- Select plants for the side against the fence, the side we vividly see from the bedroom. I like the plants that attract the birds and butterflies. However, there are other plants I really love which I feel have better structure and aesthetic....but they do nothing, except be green. Which is ok.
- Place concrete pavers...and/or build a concrete bench down the middle.
I also love the bird feeders. The blue ceramic one is from Smith & Hawken and the red, hummingbird one is from Target.