It began a few years ago when I realized that it makes more sense to work with a "pattern" or how Mother Nature is going to do things anyway, than to work against it all.
Sometimes when the wind blows hard, the rain drops will have a slant in the path and some uncertainty to exactly where they will fall. And while it might be pretty to view out the window while holding a steamy beverage and staying warm and dry, it is hard to plan on.
But that straight down stuff, is easy to plan on, look here.......
brown paper mulch to keep the weeds down and the moisture in.
I usually plant in patterns also, and while I am still picking up perennials for this bed, it is easy to see the pattern.
2 Dusty Miller Clumps
3 of these, they are pretty, but I don't know the name....
It is time to get more Dusty Miller and a couple more varieties of perennials to finish this bed up. But I did learn one thing, the carnations are red!
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