The heat is now fully cranked here in San Antonio, over 100 degrees most every day! Although xericstyle is sweating, xericstyle’s garden is NOT. Here are a few pictures of the garden filling in for summer.
I really love this mailbox planting, AND I catch the mail lady touching the soft blooms often too! Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ is a great height for a mailbox planting. It is also beautiful to brush by at the entrance of a walk. It moves gracefully with the slightest breeze as well…
My xeric planter has filled in – and the plants are tough as nails! Nassella tenuissima looks groooovy in a planter! – TRY IT! That is creeping germander (Teucrium chamaedrys ‘Prostratum’ ) at its feet.
…and here is a nice wide shot of the right.And here is a picture of my latest addition, and what I am most excited about these days….I plugged a grid of Mexican feather grass (Stipa tenuissima)! It is going to look wicked cool when they mature – I can’t wait!
Getting rid of our entire front lawn has opened my eyes to endless possibilities. I am having a blast. It is amazing what can occur when you open your mind…
SO…….how much grass have you gotten rid of lately? What are some of your favorite xeric plantings for front gardens? And lastly, is your garden doing better in this heat than you are?