The snow is almost gone and the ground in most places is dry enough to walk on, so for me that is just about all I need! Now I can burn tumble weeds, pull weeds, trim bushes, and pick rock.
Looking a little more beat-up everyday, hang in there!
Voles/mice loves this cactus sp.
Yucca baccata, looking good all winter.
This a typical covering for me. This will greatly increase survival of your plants when they are young, or as seasonal cover for less hardy plants such as agave that just barely make it. I reuse the plastic and stakes.
Yucca recurvifolia, this is my best one. ha!
Yucca elata, are not as hardy as some think when young.
The burn almost every year when the are young, but will gain much cold-hardiness with age.
Contrasting colors and shapes and repeats are good for landscape interest.
Of course my garden is just that a garden, and not really a visual landscape. Well it's as visual as I can make it with the use of many different plants. But for a quick landscaping lesson, Contrasting colors and shapes, repeat plantings, plantings and hardscapes in 3's and 5's (odd numbers look best) that's a start.
I just noticed today that my Yucca elata that bloomed last year has two new crowns.
This is what frost heave can do to plants without good draining soil.
Yucca reverchonii x thompsoniana? I think.
Light at the end of the tunnel. Almost done with the dry creek!
These rocks are hand picked out of the ground, not like someone dropped off a truck load in a pile. lol
Some of my other rock projects.