Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Beautiful succulents

I am very excited to show off the latest addition to the home garden:

My Aunt Lisa helped me with this creation. And by helped, I mean she came up with the idea, literally gave me the plants and basket, and showed me how to plant them. But I love it! I needed to come up with some plants that were tolerant to intense heat because this is a full sun location and there is a lot of bounce off of the house as well (I must admit she was the one that said that too). I used about 9 seedums (3 different varieties) some rich new soil, and some sea glass over the top layer of for a finishing touch. Also in the background you can see an octopus agave plant. Thanks Lisa!

If you're looking for a little inspiration, you can pick up a copy of Lisa's book, which is actually a book of 25 postcards. Each has a photograph of one of her creations, along with the list of plants used to create the masterpiece. Proceeds benefit Bellevue Botanical Garden. And if you would like some gardening advice in person, stop by Wells Medina Nursery, located on the east side of the 520 Bridge. They'll help you pick out some great plants for your pots, baskets, or garden, and they carry a great variety of hard to find plants.

1 comment:

  1. This is really beautiful! My, my who'd have thought Brooke was really a budding Martha Stewart all this time. Baking, planting, decorating.