CornerStone Visit, Part Deux

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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. 

Stipa tenuissima and Agave

Stipa tenuissima and Agave

In other areas, I thought shade cloth walls were more effective when decorated by natural shadows than when printed.

Printed shade cloth:
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Shadows from surrounding plants:
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Good old invaluable Ligustrum japonicum:
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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.

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Corn makes a fine, if ephemeral hedge:
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A new take on "canned tomatoes":
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More of our CornerStone visit in a future blog post. 

Comments

  1. Great photos and commentary. I wonder...do they ever have to get in there and tidy up that grass? Looks like an unpleasant job.

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  2. Clean up: good point!!

    Though probably a rake would do most of the clean up, perhaps they use one of those "long reach" thingies that very tiny old ladies use to get cans off high kitchen shelves, to get the stuff stuck between the Agave leaves. I sneak tongs out of the kitchen for such work. Shhh...don't tell!

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