To finish up I've listed the five steps below with links to all the appropriate posts (for those that would like to see the whole process). By early July I plan to pull this particular garden design into a short video to make it easier to see the entire process. It will be available for free to those on my email list. You can sign up here.
Below my summary you'll see the second plan for my heavy metal garden. As I mentioned before, there are hundreds of combinations and each one of us would come up with very different designs. It's exciting thinking about all the possibilities!
HOW TO CREATE AN OUT-OF-THE-ORDINARY THEME GARDEN (SUMMARY):
1. Pick a theme
4. Translate ideas to physical form...including:
5. Create the plan
- Plan One
- Plan Two (see below!)
A. Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita blue' (Wichita Blue Juniper)
B. Alchemilla mollis ‘thriller’ (Lady's Mantle)
D. Festuca glauca 'boulder blue' (Boulder Blue Fescue)
E. Yucca filamentosa ‘golden sword’ (Golden Sword Yucca)
F. Sedum spathulifolium ‘Cape Blanco’ (Cape Blanco Stonecrop)
G. Bluestone shard walkway
H. Rosa x ‘radsunny’ (Sunny Knock-Out Rose)
I. Stachys byzantina ‘Helen Von Stein’ (Lamb's Ears)
J. Yarrow x ‘moonshine’ (Moonshine Yarrow)
K. Panicum virgatum ‘heavy metal’ (Heavy Metal Switch Grass)
L. Forsythia viridissima var. koreana ‘kumson’ (Kumson Forsythia)
M. Peonia ‘bartzella’ (Bartzella Peony)
N. Drum fountain
O. Bluestone patio with flying v pergola overhead
DO YOU SEE HOW I INCORPORATED MY THEME ELEMENTS?
Again, thank you for taking on this adventure with me. I hope to develop another theme garden soon, but until then think about what garden theme you could develop in the midst of your backyard.