Thursday, November 18, 2010

The most popular plant in design class hands down

The Yucca. Perhaps not surprising for a class centered around the theme of xeriscaping, but I think people chose the plant for many different reasons. You could probably choose it alone for the gnarled remains of its flower stalk, as seen above this week in BBG's rock garden. I was inspired to use it with a tall grass behind it, as it is in the Monocot border. I like how those different plants look in juxtaposition to each other right now. The Yucca is green and squat and sharp as the grass seed heads sway and brown above it. Carol and I were just admiring that view late this morning.

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