Front Garden 2012

Here’s how the front garden looks in Aug 2012.

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Remember how it looked when we just planted it?

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And here’s how it looked before we even got that far

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This year we went with red petunias and white Alyssium in the garden, and white petunias and lobelia in the planters. The petunias overgrew the lobelia.

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The boxwood grew a few inches this year. Those tall plants are Crocosmia Lucifer. They grow gorgeous orangey-red flowers in July. If they are still alive when the boxwood gets too big, we’ll move them.

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I also picked up 3 butterfly bushes. They struggled a bit until I mulched them 4 inches deep, and now they’re growing in again. They attract butterflies like crazy. In spring you cut them down to the ground and they’ll grow up to 5-7 feet high. They’re drought tolerant after they get established.

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