Front garden living fences are filling in…
I am thrilled that my living fences on both sides of the front garden are filling in. I can almost not see the road/neighbours on either side. Love my neighbours, but the privacy is nice and they give the garden a sense of enclosure and intimacy.BEFORE: Right-side of the front gardens living fence last May.AFTER: The plants are filling in nicely. Native Texas mountain laurel (Sophora secundiflora), Native Texas sage (Leucophyllum frutescens ‘Silverado’) and Dwarf Olive (Olea europaea ‘Little Ollie’) complete the evergreen mixed screen. In the foreground native Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora) and catmint (Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’). BEFORE: Left-side of front gardens living fence last summer.AFTER: Left-side this summer. I can’t wait until I can’t see that salmon trim!This is the left-side today, Texas sages are blooming away and buzzing with bees. That is provence lavender (Lavandula x intermedia ‘Provence’) in front.
It is hard to beat Texas sage….don’t water it once established…and never fertilize it. It is evergreen (ever-silver), and look at the flowers! MAGICAL!
If you want a little privacy, or to define your property lines with beautiful plants and trees for wildlife and your family to enjoy, a living fence is a great choice.
- Posted in: Front Garden - year 2