When we bought out house, our yard was pretty much a blank slate. There are several mature oak trees but no flower beds except for the front foundation plantings. So my first goal was adding color to the garden.
I knew I wanted loads of creeping phlox. It is such a beautiful old fashioned southern flower. And I had seen a photo of it planted in mass and fell in LOVE!
I have always had a little bit of creeping phlox at each place I have lived, but this time I was determined to have it in mass.
So I picked out the spot where I wanted it and started digging. I wanted a spot where it could be see from above, namely, our back deck.
|Photo taken from Deck stairs|
I also moved my water feature to this bed. This washpot belonged to my Uncle Henry and I like to call this Uncle Henry’s fish pond.
|Oh my aching back|
I planted a Tea Olive tree in the large end of the bed. They have such a sweet scent! There is a Rosemary and some creeping Thyme in there also.
|The second year|
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I am so pleased with how its turned out that I have even added some more to the other end.
|I can’t wait until my plantings block some of my neighbors line of view.|
|And that stack of bricks on the driveway is a DIY just waiting to happen!|
It is so much prettier than these photos show. I took them with my phone which is on its last leg. I will get out my real camera next time.
|Sea of Pink|
This is my favorite flowerbed.
Want to add a color impact to your yard? Then plant a MASS of all one plant.