This is from the front boulevard garden. The plant in front is Tanecetum Densum ssp. amani Partridge Feather. I’m often asked the name of this plant. It keeps it’s looks all winter. I got a start of this plant years ago from High Country Gardens. I since have divided it many times and use it along the front gardens. Notice the closed little species tulip. They look like little eggs on a stem.
Also note the short little rhizome Iris – I need to check on it’s name. Starts were here 18 years ago when we bought our house. The Tanecetum does not do well in hot humid weather. Deer walk right by this combination.
The blue woolly speedwell fills the front bed. I have been experimenting to see which low growing water-wise plants do best at keeping weeds out and surviving with less water. Amazingly sedum does not do as good a job at keeping lush and thick. The yellow-green ground cover is not a sedum. It gives a bright yellow flower that looks like a euphorbia flower. It has shiny leaves and gets no higher than you see in the picture. Maybe someone knows the name? The plants are mulched with pea gravel. The gravel helps cover the soil and retain a bit of moisture. My goal has been to fill the front with colorful groundcovers. I also will have taller perennials among the mix. But not so many that in mid July when it is time to do dead-heading the cuttings fill the back of a pick-up. That was the past! The front is water-wise. And, hopefully I am getting garden-wiser. Is that an adjective? Noun? Real word or concept?