Friday, August 26, 2011

Interesting things to do to dull plants

A little while back I was making my way out of a gated community in Laguna Beach. Imagine my surprise when I saw something inventive and fun!

Here is a great solution or alternative to dead heading... Just color the seed heads and voila! You have a whole extra season of interest.

I will admit I saw things like this done in Seattle circa 10 years ago by people like Daniel Sparler and the dynamic duo of Withey and Price. I was shocked, for one because there were so many new plants to me at that time.... I mean why couldn't there be a metallic blue flowering grass with glaucous foliage!? Cheats!  :-)

Anyway.  Something to think about. Enjoy!

P.S.  I love the way the Hydrangeas confuse the issue further!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Interesting combo...

Here's something interesting I discovered at the local mall.  A very interesting combo.  The planting can't quite seem to choose which it wants to be dry or wet. It's funny to see petunias and impatiens planted with Agave americana.

Just wait until the Agave grows to full size. Good luck getting out of your car!