Thanks for the great article. It raises some issues that had not occurred to me. I'll probably be going with the two-toned look given the colour of the gravel that I have to work with. Of course I have yet another colour, white and black limestone gravel, in my main garden, so I don't know how it will all work. Three-toned may be a bit much, but I want to tie the different areas together as much as possible. Have lots to think about in terms of planning. I intend to plant mostly succulents, but will likely include some phormiums and grasses (mass planting of blue oat grass possibly), and maybe an olive tree and/or a chamaerops or two as well. Hopefully itís not too long before Iím sipping margaritas by the agave patch!
This is the area Iím working with (the blue door is going). Actually, there are several rocks along the embankment now, so thatís a start.
The resident deer will limit my plant options for this area. Thankfully, they don't show much interest in yuccas, hesperaloes, daisylirions, or agaves, with the exception of Y. elata. I haven't tested the nolinas yet, but don't think they will be a problem. I have a few really nice Nolina longifolias, which I hope will do well.
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