May 25th, 2011
New Plants for the Walkways
Posted by Francesca
On a recent jaunt around the farm, Sharkey and I noticed many empty spaces along the stone paths where succulent plants once grew. Granted, some of these paths are new, and need to be landscaped. But, for the established paths, it’s far better to have succulents growing than weeds.
1 Sharkey, something is different here along the walkway. It looks kind of barren.
2 Some of these are new stones, and some of the old ones have been lifted and resettled. In the process, many of the succulents alongside the path have been removed.
3 However, Sharkey, these flats of plants may be here to replace those that are missing. Let's investigate further.
4 These rosy looking plants are Sempervivum arachnoideum, or Hens and Chicks.
5 Hens and Chicks survive drought and heat, and they are very hardy. These would do well along the the path. Plus, they're very cute.
6 And what do we have here? Let me read the label.
7 Cymbalaria 'Alba Compacta' OR Kenilworth Ivy is actually native to Europe's Mediterranean region. It will also do well on the path.
8 It says that it can cascade like a waterfall! How pretty.
9 Ahhh, the peaceful sound of water. I can just imagine!
10 According to the label, this is Thymus 'Ibukiensis' Creeping Thyme - Thymus is perfect as a low spreading groundcover in rock & alpine gardens, troughs, rock walls, and in between flagstones. Perfectly perfect!
11 And another variety of Hens and Chicks. These are pale green.
12 I think that our pathways will soon look good again. Perhaps we can even help with the planting!
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