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 plant it en masse.
So I picked out the spot where I wanted it and started digging to remove the grass. 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. Click on the link to get all the details on creating your own small container water garden.
|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. Well, my purple Ginger Rock Garden is a contender that you might like to see also and implement into your own garden.
Want to add a color impact to your yard with flowers? Then plant a MASS of all one plant instead of scattering them around.
These gardens in Japan at Festival time are the pictures that inspired my colorful garden. Inspiration can come from some many places, you just need to use your imagination to adapt it to your garden.