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Garden Paths and Landscape Steps

a cast stone path wanders threw a garden of succulents, cannas, ornamental grasses and subtropicals

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megconway wrote:
what is the deep purple small tree(?)at back?
   Comment   September 22, 2013
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The deep purple shrub in the far background is Loropetalum purple majesty. It has sizzling hot pink flowers in the spring and can become a large large shrub. It is evergreen/ er.. ummm. ever purple. ;-)
November 29, 2013 at 11:37AM      Thanked by megconway
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lynngrimm wrote:
Plant question - What is the burgundy foliage plant in the background? Thanks!
   Comment   August 14, 2013
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Hi, apologies on the late reply. The burgundy foliage plant in the background is a Loropetalum. It grows exceptionally well in temperate climates.
September 21, 2013 at 7:45PM     
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lithida wrote:
Going cover plant? - I would like to ask what are the names of those ground cover plant? They look beautiful together, thanks.
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What are the tall orange flowers on the right? and do you recommend planting them on a hillside that gets bright sun
February 28, 2014 at 2:09PM   
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Hell Connie, there are two orange flowering plants on the right - the one with the larger flower and leaves are Canna Tropicana. In front of it , with the narrow strappy leaves and smaller flowers is Kangaroo Paws ( Anigozanthos). Both do great in bright sun and would do well on a hillside .
February 28, 2014 at 6:55PM   
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Canna (Canna spp) Cannas quickly add height to a garden in mere months, making them ideal tropical plants for temperate climates with shorter summers. Plant them en masse at the back of garden beds to form a tantalizing backdrop or use them singly as thrillers in container plantings. In modern garden designs, their minimalist upright leaves fit right in. Phaison (Canna 'Phaison', zones 7b to 11) is also marketed as Tropicanna and is pretty hard to miss with intensely colored leaves with stripes of purple, orange and deep green. Australia (Canna 'Australia', zones 7b to 10) has jet-black leaves and burning-red flowers.USDA zones: 7 to 11Water and soil requirements: Cannas perform best with rich, well-drained soil and regular watering. Many tolerate standing water.Light requirement: Partial to full sunMature size: Available in many heights, from 1 to 10 feet tallBloom time: Summer through fallPlanting tips: Do not purchase virused plants with streaked and pale foliage; rolled leaves are caused by canna leaf roller and are best treated by cutting the affected stems to the ground.
This is gardening on a larger scale that takes planning and maintenance, certainly, but proper plant selection can make for a joyful and more sustainable lawn substitute. Walkways or paths of stepping stones, as shown in this photo, can help organize these larger spaces and invite exploration, too.

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This is gardening on a larger scale that takes planning and maintenance, certainly, but proper plant selection can make for a joyful and more sustainable lawn substitute. Walkways or paths of stepping stones, as shown in this photo, can help organize these larger spaces and invite exploration, too.these plants look like they would tolerate st george
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Succulente border!!!!,
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