I entered a contest called "Curb Appeal" which was co-sponsored
by the Point
Defiance Flower and Garden Show and MetroParks Tacoma. The contest
involved making over a narrow strip or the parking strip using one
of four themes. I used a drought-tolerant theme.
I didn't win, it was fun and the deadlines provided the motivation
to get it done! Read the article
on the seven Curb Appeal gardens published in the Tacoma News Tribune.
Ours is mentioned in the third paragraph (South State Street).
some before-and-after photos.
These are 6'
wide by 12' deep flower beds. Each year we're going to add another
6' to each bed so that eventually there will be no grass left on
the parking strip - - can't wait!
Fragaria frel Ornamental Wild Strawberry ‘Lipstick’
Heather Erica darleyensis ‘Mediterranean White’
Hebe 'Boughton Dome'
Kniphofia Poker Plant 'Flamenco'
Rosmarinus Officinalis Rosemary ‘Huntington Carpet’
Rudbeckia black-eyed Susan
Sedum Stonecrop ‘Aurea’
Sedum Stonecrop ‘Autumn Joy’
Sedum Stonecrop ‘Coral Carpet’
Sedum Stonecrop ‘Matrona’
Sedum Stonecrop spathulifolium ‘Cape Blanco’
Sempervivum Hens & Chicks
Verbena Canadensis ‘Homestead Purple’