|A particulary bad spot in my front lawn. Yuck!|
My goal is to plant a drought-tolerant perennial garden that attracts birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects, and provides a nice view from my porch.
|My current view. Not bad, but could be better!|
I've taken two courses in perennial plant communities with well-known nurseryman Roy Diblik, and am a huge fan of designer Piet Oudolf, so I have decided to go with a stylized prairie look in our front yard. I'll use plants under 24" tall, so that it does not look wild.
Tell me what you think of my plant palette.
|Calamintha nepeta and Eregrostis spectabilis|
|Allium angulosum 'Summer Beauty'|
|Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo'|
|Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'|
|Salvia nemerosa 'May Night'|
|Echinacea purpurea 'Alba'|
The Monarda bradburiana, Echinacea purpurea, Deschampsia cespitosa and Eregrostis spectabilis are native or cultivars of natives, and I'd like to incorporate a couple more in the 18-24" range. Any suggestions?