|Again, only half of the contents of this trunk are mine!|
Inspired by the following video, Lynda removed the rest of the shrubs from her front beds, packed her succulents more densely, and used rocks and other tools to create height variations. Her most novel approach was to place groups of succulents within frames created by the tops of large bottomless black plastic pots, hiding the raised hedges with rocks.
Lynda's revamped beds look great. Here are the beds to the right of her driveway:
|Lynda added drought tolerant Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt' here and there (as shown in the upper right) for a touch of softness|
|Both Lynda and I coveted the Opuntia violacea 'Santa Rita' (shown here at the center of the photo) but only Lynda was brave enough to handle it (although, despite precautions, she did pay the price)|
And here are the beds to the left of the driveway:
|Lynda used black Mexican beach pebbles to give herself a path for use in maintaining the bed|
|We both bought a large Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' (shown here in the foreground) on our last nursery run - like mine, Lynda's came with lots of pups|
*Note: All but the first photo are Lynda's own.
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