Violet's Hot Garden: progress & stock tank planter

violetwestOctober 29, 2013

Here's a pic of my latest garden project, my stock tank planter. Right now it has a "temporary" juniper in there for winter color-- I'll need to build up a proper base before I really plant it.

The colors are chosen to reflect the colors of the rocks and the twilight blue/purple. Kind of funky, but that's my style!

You can see the area in the back which I planted with a cover crop of winter rye and hairy vetch (which didn't sprout well) to stabilize and build up the soil until I can plant it in the spring. Yuccas, ocotillos, & agaves are going to go behind there in the right hand corner. And rocks. A palo verde tree will go on the left.

Next will be preparing some areas for pavers and gravel.

This post was edited by Violet.West on Tue, Oct 29, 13 at 15:35

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it may look a little sad right now, but I think once I get the rest of it done, including adding more coordinating color, it will look nice. I'm happy with it, at least.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 1:50PM
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I love your color selection. Hope you share it as it evolves.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 3:54PM
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thank you, emmarene. I appreciate the encouraging words!

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 2:45PM
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I like it and installing landscaping does not happen overnight. My yard and garden are constantly changing as I change my mind or something outgrows it's allotted space. You'll have lots of fun making your garden look the way you want it.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 9:22PM
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