CornerStone Visit, Part Deux
The van Sweden group mix of Stipa tenuissima with monstrous Agaves is ravishing. If I didn't know about the wildly invasive quality of S. tenuissima, I'd start planting it today around my Agaves. Wow. The blond color of the grass in late summer is even more stunning. Surely it is more impressive now then when it was first installed: the Agaves have had time to grow so grand, the Stipa spreading all the while.
In other areas, I thought shade cloth walls were more effective when decorated by natural shadows than when printed.
Printed shade cloth:
Shadows from surrounding plants:
Good old invaluable Ligustrum japonicum:
Vegetables mixed with ornamentals, or a greater effort at making vegetable patches more attractive--call it "Edible Deco"--seems to be an idea with significant popularity this year. This section of CornerStone seems to have anticipated that trend by several years.
Corn makes a fine, if ephemeral hedge:
A new take on "canned tomatoes":
More of our CornerStone visit in a future blog post.