April 11, 2008

Soon...

these will be in our high desert garden!

above photos from High Country Gardens


image from Denver Plants

image from Tree Help

16 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

I like that blue oat grass. I bet they'll look gorgeous when all mixed in together.

Karen from A`Musements said...

Love the Blue Oat Grass and especially all the lavender you've picked.... Very Diva (who loves lavender!) You'll love it when everything is finished. Really nice, Charmaine!
xoxo
K

T said...

So pretty! Your garden is going to be lovely - I can't wait to see how it progresses. How exciting! :)

SnowBug said...

Just know that if that is the Blue Oat Grass that I'm thinking it is, it spreads heavily. Not a bad thing, but if your brain is seeing these cute little clumps that stay in cute little clumps, it will change. You'll have clumps with lots of baby clumps next to it, and baby clumps next to those and so on and so on. They are prolific re-seeders.

I'm surprised you don't have hummingbird mint (agastache, i belive) in there... I have a varietal that survives our winters and it's gorgeous and airy, especially next to russian sage.

And last thing, which salvia are you getting? I've only found the blue kind which makes it through the winters (consistently). I'd love to find a pink one that would work.

Just my two cents - although I'm sure an expert knows more than me, so only take it for about a half cent's worth.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

FYI--That jojosho's post is SPAM! I agree about the blue salvia. I have that in my yard and it comes back regardless of how much snow/cold we get. Agastache is on my list of plants to buy this year! High Country Garden has quite a few varieties to choose from :)

High Desert Diva said...

Snowbug...thanks for the info. (I'm unfamiliar with most of these plants so any advice is appreciated.) Love to pick your brain more if you're up for it...my email is located in my profile section.

The recommended salvia was Santalina and Germander (May Night), I may have posted the wrong one...I'll go back and look.

I'm also going to look up the agastache...must be good if both you and Jo from Grizzly Mt. recommend it.

Ang @ Purple Sage Designz Hippie Crafting said...

Very cool, I hope you will have a lot of success creating this dream garden.

BaldyLocks said...

The shades of colour you've picked for your garden are going to look amazing. I can see it already.

DancingMooney said...

I'm lovin' all the gorgeous grasses! Can't wait to see the real deal... have fun love!

Janell

Victoria said...

Wonderful picks. I just love lavender plants, in all their varieties. I'd be a happy camper just surrounded by garden beds full of lavender!

Sarah McBride said...

YAY Lavender. I am planting lavander this weekend too! I have a space up front in my front yard. I am very excited to have dried Lavander for my herbal bath teas.
Just be sure to take pictures of everything as it progresses so i cna be jealous YET AGAIN of your divaness.

Mrs.French said...

so so lovely. I am a huge fan of grasses. Your garden is going to be amazing!

Occidental Girl said...

I like how you've used many native desert plants, or, many with low-water needs! It's crazy how there are these deep green lawns... in the desert.

One day soon, it will be summer. :) Your landscape will look great!

High Desert Diva said...

I don't get the green lawn thing here, either.

The plans picture is a bit mis-leading as we won't have any lawn at all.

Bella Boutique Creations said...

I am jealous, It is still cold here in New Jersey, I can't wait until it warms up and I can dig!

Have a happy Friday

M.KATE said...

wow...cant wait to see them in your garden :)