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First look: new baby garden in the front yard

The new front yard garden plants are in! All the new plants are shade-tolerant, drought-tolerant, frost-tolerant, evergreen and low-maintenance. Sweet new vignette pictured below, foreground to back: Webberville sedge (Carex perdentata), autumn crocus foliage (Sternbergia lutea), pale-leaf yucca ( Y. pallida), sparkler sedge ( Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler' ), giant leopard plant in bloom ( Farfugium japonicum), Zephyranthes 'Zebra Grand Jack,' Aquilegia chrysantha hinckleyana 'Texas Gold,' Buxus microphylla. View from the NW corner of the lot. Our two little postage-stamp-sized beds are clearly defined by the new stonework. The back tree is a Texas red oak, about 30 years old. The tree in front is a bur oak, about 10 years old.     Close-up of the new mortared path. Initially it was to be an unedged path. However, we live on a bit of a hill, and the soil is higher on one side of the path, so that side had to be edged to keep soil from spilling onto the pat

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