Garden Thoughts


I'm looking to redo or add more to our front, draught tolerant garden.  This area in particular is what I want to redo.  The plants I previously chose didn't quite turn out they way I thought they would. Partially because I didn't realize how shady this area is.  Even in the summer I'd say our front entrance gets 30-70% sun to shade.  This is an ideal place for succulents.  Another misconception I had,  I thought succulents loved full sun. Turns out they like little water but do best in shade or at least 50/50.  

We were on our way to the doctor when I spotted this area of her building. It's exactly what I'd like to do.  I love the varying colors succulents come in.  This makes me think that gardening is "painting with plants".  I'm also looking to have some structure like the plants are lined up below but I'd also like to incorporate some free flow to them as well.  There is another beautiful area in a shopping center in Malibu. I want to visit before I decide what to do.  For now, these images are giving me lots of inspiration.  





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kriselkeeper: Garden Thoughts

Monday, February 25, 2013

Garden Thoughts


I'm looking to redo or add more to our front, draught tolerant garden.  This area in particular is what I want to redo.  The plants I previously chose didn't quite turn out they way I thought they would. Partially because I didn't realize how shady this area is.  Even in the summer I'd say our front entrance gets 30-70% sun to shade.  This is an ideal place for succulents.  Another misconception I had,  I thought succulents loved full sun. Turns out they like little water but do best in shade or at least 50/50.  

We were on our way to the doctor when I spotted this area of her building. It's exactly what I'd like to do.  I love the varying colors succulents come in.  This makes me think that gardening is "painting with plants".  I'm also looking to have some structure like the plants are lined up below but I'd also like to incorporate some free flow to them as well.  There is another beautiful area in a shopping center in Malibu. I want to visit before I decide what to do.  For now, these images are giving me lots of inspiration.  





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