I planted a jumbled mass of long-blooming, waterwise perennials to hide a giant boulder that sat like a sore thumb in the middle of my front yard.
Catmint, Wild Roses, Jupiter's Beard and goofy birdhouses give this joint some much-needed personality.
Hot pink Painted Daisies and heirloom Bearded Iris fill in the blanks.
Lots of textures that glow in the evening sun.
Like most things in my life... very little rhyme or reason went into this design. I basically planted every one of my favorite flowers!
They say it takes 10 years to grow a garden but I don't know if that's true. The Big Rock Garden is celebrating her first birthday. I planted most of this 45 foot by 25 foot garden last July.
Peppermint Phlox grabs every one's attention.
Fuschia Pincushion Flowers keep her company.
And, last but definitely not least ~ one ultra-stubborn Azalea is preparing to bloom. Azaleas don't grow here. Or, so they say.
I won't tell, if you don't.
Big Rock Garden Plant List:
Barberry, Blanket Flowers, Butterfly Bushes, Catmints, Chokecherries, Coneflowers, Coreopsis, Geraniums, Geums, Hollyhocks, Honeysuckles, Jupiter's Beard, Lavender, Milkweed, Oregano, Penstamons, Phlox, Potentillas, Primrose, Rose Campion, Sage, Salvia, Scabiosas, Spirea, Sunflowers, Torch Lily, Weigela, Yarrow.