Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Toast!

A friend gave me some winecups, these are called, at the start of Spring.  Each plant bursts out of one point in the ground, and spreads out above in beautiful symmetry, one stalk remaining overhead.  Just delightful.
 It's hard to capture the symmetry in a photo.  It's like a little burst of pink fireworks.

 And of course I have to raise a toast to our annual sunflower visitors.  Now at least 7 feet tall.

 The Mexican feather grass we put in in 2006, has reseeded and come back every year.  The more mature ones turn blond in late Spring.  With a breeze, they really go "Barbie."

 A little progress on the creek bed...I'm using some old pavers for now, to hold the sides in place, and help me see where I'm heading.


  1. Those are the biggest Blackfoot Daisies I've ever seen. They really look good with the feather grass.

    The creek looks like hard work to me. I hope it works for you.

  2. I just found your blog and want to thank you for sharing your experience with xeriscape...I love the Mexican feather grass.