Nice Hell Strip

A very long but fairly narrow hell strip of just over 4' (121 cm) wide with a selection of low-growing plants.   
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Some of it is a mix of Aloe 'Rooikappie' (I think), a Carex, and a South African daisy of some sort (I've killed it in the past, can't remember the name).  Some of the Carex clumps look better than others.
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Some of it is a mix of the same Carex and South African daisy with a ground cover Manzanita:
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Some of the Manzanita plants look better than others, but hey, it's a long long strip.  
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Nice design, needs a bit of maintenance, but no mowing required.  Looks good.  Nice hell strip.

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  1. Not bad for a hell strip! Wish we had one, it's still an opportunity for planting :)

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    1. We don't have a hell strip either. Apparently hell strip envy is possible!

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  2. It's good to see plants in the 'nature strip' as it is called here. I have a very unattractive tree which was planted by the council and some lawn which is trying to survive the hungry roots of the tree.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Nature strip is a kinder name. My Mom & Dad's strip had the same, city-planted tree with roots that prevented grass from growing. Seems to be a world-wide problem!

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  3. Getting influenced again...nature strip it is! (hell strip not so nice, parkway a bit too eastern lawn and old-guard landscape architect!)

    Nice plant combos and quite a bit of variety, yet it all relates well. Maybe the repetition of that mat-forming African Daisy, knitting it all together. Of course, had it mostly been manzanita w/ 1 or 2 other accents at the end, I wouldn't object either.

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    1. Yes "parkway" is east coast and prim. "hell strip" though is...accurate!

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  4. This is REALLY nice - I'm working on achieving something akin to it. You probably don't want to know this, Hoover, but it means removing (one by one over time) the hybrid tea roses planted by the former owners that languish because I won't water them as much as they need. I like the name "nature strip", Diane!

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    1. Not at all, I do not think hybrid teas belong in hell--uh--nature strips. Though if the roses are going in the garbage--well that I don't want to know. ;^)

      I thought this one functioned well because all the plants are such low growers. No blocked views and no vegetation pedestrians are forced to walk around. Since it is a "no parking" street, no stepping stones to traverse the strip are required.

      Looking forward to see what you do with your strip.

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  5. Very well done. Thanks for the photos.

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  6. I think the daisy might be Asteriscus maritimus 'Gold Coin,' which has excellent hell-strip credentials. My hell strip should look this good.

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    1. Yes, 'Gold Coin', that's it. It died on me, so I refused to remember the name.

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