Cobalt garden wall views – Digging


June 16, 2020

One thing about covid-times is I’m spending a lot more time in my own backyard. But yay for the social medium of blogging, so let’s take a look around together, shall we?

I’m loving the cobalt wall more than ever thanks to the addition of the steel planter filled with undulating feathergrass and orange bulbine. Also the quirky fiddlehead-esque metal garden stakes. And who can resist a powder-blue Yucca rostrata head peeking over the wall like Kilroy? Not me.


Bat-face cuphea (Cuphea llavea), which ought to be the official plant of bat-crazy Austin, smolders in the raised bed.

Squid agave (A. bracteosa) waves its tentacles from a tall, fluted pot.

In the side yard, the first flowers of heat-loving, shade-tolerant, deer-resistant (ka-pow!) pale pavonia (Pavonia hastata) have opened.

What’s going on in your summer garden?

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