I need to watch that I don’t get sucked into the vortex of plant trendiness.
Take these classic xeric plants – used long before the first microbus opened it’s hatch, letting out those homesick for the eastern meadows of their youth, or where the latest high mountain commune was a bad trip. Their legacy is to disdain design principles, hedges, roses or lawns, more than it is to embrace place, or heaven forbid, bold and classic plants that like it!
Not me!!! The old is new, again –
Note the young but healthy cypresses in front in lawn, versus the straggly one far right in gravel…in drought, most plants need water here. My guess is with a low of 0-5F, this was drought damage. Put plastic under gravel, and it’s even worse…like hades + winter. Not Bella Italia:-)
Of course, I wouldn’t leave out a bolder skyline accent plant.