About 10 days ago, a friend and I paid a quick visit to Roger's Gardens, one of my favorite "local" garden centers (about 45 miles from my home). We dropped by after visiting Sherman Garden's plant sale nearby. As we had reservations for lunch, we didn't have a lot of time. In the process of doing a little plant shopping, I checked out several of the garden center's demonstration beds, which are often good sources of inspiration.
|I was surprised as how much I liked this block-y display, light on flowers, featuring a number of shrubs|
|This is the same display, photographed from a different angle. I noticed what I think are Pittosporum tenuifolium and Westringia fruticosa (aka coastal rosemary) among other shrubs, as well as a mass of silvery Dichondra.|
|The vertical garden in the background here is planted with various succulents|
|This side of the structure, the backdrop for Roger's periodic seminars, was planted out with even more succulents, some flowering|
|View of the same bed from a different angle. Sunflowers (Helianthus) are visible in the background. I suspect the sculpture pieces are by Dustin Gimbel.|
|This display also gets changed out seasonally. It features Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt', Helichyrsum petiolare, and what appeared to be Senecio serpens (blue chalk sticks) on steroids, as wells as Agave, Mangave and what might have been Dianella.|
I didn't take time for closeup photos or check out Roger's exterior perimeters. Next time perhaps!
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