Friday, April 24, 2009

Little twigs in the front yard

I promised to post some pictures of the little starter plants in the front yard. I planted 30 plants, but they look so puny right now. I know they'll get huge soon, but I'm impatient!

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The stones around the edge of the yard came from craigslist. The stones lining the pathway came from the Austin Memorial Park Cemetery on Hancock Drive. I can't decide if the cemetery stones are too yellow or not. I like the color, but it's quite different from the stone work on the house. What do you think?

East side twigs:
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West side twigs:
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I may move the yellower stones to the backyard and get stones that are not as yellow. I haven't decided yet.
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I really like the Whale's Tongue agave. The center leaves look like some sort of prehistoric baby bird, mouth open waiting for mommy to bring it a worm. It got a little banged up in the planting process.
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I love how Mexican feather grass looks when the sunlight hits it.
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The plants look more impressive close up. This is Blue Daze.
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Nemesia.
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The four-nerve daisy is already blooming. It had buds but none was open when I planted it.
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Sorry for no post yesterday--I really wanted to post daily for two weeks, but work got in the way. Oh well.

4 comments:

  1. Very nice! I like the cemetery stones a lot. It creates visual interest and keeps it from being too matchy-matchy. Plus it's pretty goth to have cemetery stones in your garden.

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  2. Jack basically said the same thing. And hey, they were free! I need to go get more, to edge the backyard beds.

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  3. HI, Caroline,
    Can you get the stones for free at the cemetery?

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  4. Yes! It's the cemetery at Hancock and Mopac. Stay to the right as you drive in and you'll soon see piles and piles and piles of rocks, free for the taking. I learned about it on the Austin Permaculture forum. I've also seen the same stones on other Austin-area blogs, but I can't remember which ones now...

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