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  •  It's perfect! (8+ / 0-)

    Everything is looking so timeless. It's a testament to your mad skillz that it doesn't appear like it was just built earlier today. The pot helps elevate things beautifully. I love the black velvet petunias.

    What are the five plants to the left of the lobelia? And is that a knockout rose? I love knockout roses ( sorry escapee ) and this year I picked up a couple of the yellow ones. I hope they're as prolific bloomers as the pink and red.

    Blues are tough to capture. Because I'm always running out the door at sunset because I forget to get pics earlier in the day I've discovered that some colors photograph better in lower light. Both my pics today were taken in fading light yesterday.

    Is golden oregano available in your area? It just occurred to me that it would stunning with black velvet petunias...


    Not this mind and not this heart, I won't rot • Mumford & Sons

    by jayden on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 03:44:36 PM PDT

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    •  the plants at the front... (8+ / 0-)

      are lemon thyme.  They smell wonderful.  They should do well since it's elevated AND the rock will provide heat in the winter.  And that's a camellia in the pot!  I need to find a spot for it.  It's not going to stay there because it will grow larger.  I have roses growing behind the fence.  One is the GOLDEN SHOWERS climber and the other the Peace rose climber.  :)

      I also put in some Arp rosemary in front of the fence.  Would like a small hedge of them grow there.  :)

      In the meantime, I was planning on throwing down some zinnia seeds and cat pee alyssum to fill in spots.  one clematis vine is towards the cypress... so it will get some shading as the sun goes over to the south.

      welso knows this already, but I'm trying to enclose the whole back garden so that for this summer at least, Pootie #1 can roam in the back while I'm gardening.  It won't be hard since I have the fence along the back and side... and then the garage on the other side!  I just have to shore up chinks in the fence (at the bottom) and also put some hardcloth fencing behind the iron fence.  He's not a jumper, so it's fairly easy to contain him.  And then he will be in heaven, I know. :)  Especially with a stone bed surrounded by catnip and catmint!  :D

      For the trellis, it'll be easy enough to rig up a gate to block him from going out - and one that can be removed when he's not in it.

      Besides, with the pond, and little kids next door, I'll feel better if things are better enclosed all around.

      All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

      by kishik on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 04:20:13 PM PDT

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    •  oh and... (6+ / 0-)

      I happen to have picked up golden oregano!!  :D

      It's something I had growing in a spot that ... those blankety-blank landscapers trimmed with those blankety-blank power tools... so it's now gone.  :(  So I had picked up more to replace.

      All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

      by kishik on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 05:12:02 PM PDT

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