First look: new baby garden in the front yard
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.
|East side plot|
West side plot
In amongst the sedges, we've planted swathes of holly fern, columbine, cedar sage and spiderwort. Reliable Central Texas bulbs like the autumn crocus, Sternbergia lutea, Narcissus 'Erlicheer', red spider lily and oxblood lilies lie underground, waiting for their season to pop up amidst the sedges.
The garden is in its awkward gangly phase, but I love it already. Many plants already have new growth.
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