I went to Native Sons yesterday to pick up two flats of plants for my path garden. I came home with four flats plus the one I already had from Farm Supply Company.
It may seem like overkill but I felt like it was worth it for A. immediate results and B. wanting to test as many different types of plants as possible and C. I always wanted a path garden like this and I want this garden to be totally insane!
There is a mix of different types of plants. Some are bushy to plant along the path and to gracefully fall into it, some are low and flat and can be walked on, some are succulent, some are herbaceous, some will have beautiful blooms, and some have nice foliage.
Here are a few of them up close.
Sedum dasyphyllum var. major
Echeveria ‘Violet Queen’
Thymus X citriodorus ‘Lime’ (OMG I love this plant!)
And here is the path as a blank slate ready for planting.
The dimensions of the pathway are twenty seven feet long by five feet to six feet wide.
And now the planted path.
I’m pretty thrilled with how it came out. Of course I could have done it with half the plants but I’m really eager to see how these grow. Some may try to take over, some may fizzle out and do nothing or get overtaken by their neighbors, some may not be as attractive as I hoped and some may be even more amazing.
And another view this time from the house toward the street.
And finally a ground level view. What do you think? I love it so far. I can’t wait for everything to fill in. Over time I will do some editing and replace the plants I’m not crazy about with the ones I love. Or perhaps I will want to trial some new ones.
I’m already thinking that at my next house I want a pathway like this that is at least twice as long!