It was fun to start with a clean slate. The yard faces west so it gets full afternoon sun. It was not only important to choose sun loving plants but they also needed to be drought tolerant too. You can see my faves are yellow, green and purple with splashes of bronze spattered about. I love the combination of lavender, blood stonecrop, crape myrtle, Jerusalem sage and echiveria succulents. The garden is in its primo state right now.
Most stunning is the Golden Spirit Smoke Bush though.....every garden should have one. It is quite spectacular all year round...puffs of "smoke" (the flower) will bloom later in the spring and then the bright yellow leaves will turn orange red in the fall.
|Bottom photos: Left is a close up of Jerusalem Sage and Right is Verbena (I think)|
A lot of punch is happening in this small front garden...and it makes me smile every time I visit.