Xericstyle garden survived the rain…
I am pleased and VERY thankful to report that my garden has survived the 10 inches of rain we got in just an evening last week. I was concerned that a lot of my dry loving plants would have drowned as I have clay soil. I guess I amended enough, but more than likely, the fact that the majority of my plants are Texas natives are what ultimately saved my bacon. Here are a few pictures, and the growth has been amazing after all that rain!Yucca rigida bed with blue spruce sedum living mulch that was under water has pulled through! Shocked at this one! That is Texas native, purple flowering, snake herb (Dyschoriste linearis) in front of the rocks. Here is a look at my newly planted meadow beds – both right and left side middle meadow beds are planted up the same… bordered in gulf muhly grass and inside mass plantings of gomphrena ‘fireworks’ and purple cone flower. The right side has 3 yucca rostrata ‘sapphire skies’ as the evergreen elements to carry the bed all seasons. The left side (not featured) has the opuntia as the evergreen elements. A close up of the right-side of the gardens’ living fence. a closer look at the meadow… I can’t wait until fall when the 40 plus gulf muhly grasses are a frenzy of cotton candy blooms and the gomphrena and echinacea are popping out over top.My rosemary ‘hill hardy’ and creeping germander also appears to have survived. Phew!
Thanks for all of your support and experience that you shared with me – it was a nail biting week for me wondering if my garden was going to pull through.