This is our mailbox. We planted that Zebra Grass about five years ago. A one gallon bucket plant has grown so large that we've divided it a couple of times and replanted pieces of it in other areas. Last year I put annuals up here, and it looked nice. I decided this year to put in perennials. I want the area to have more variety, and I would rather spend the money once to put in perennials that will grow and fill in.
Here is what I chose: two types of hearty rosemary, Salvia East Friesland, Cheddar Pinks Tiny Rubies, two different colors of Ice Plant, a Hyssop, and a Creeping Phlox Candy Stripe.
Trying out placement of the plants.
Planted and mulched.
Here are some pictures of it almost completed.
They laid fescue sod, and made us nice beds filled with lavendar, pincushion flowers, yarrow, shasta daisies, artemisia, rudbeckia, ornamental grass, assorted shrubs, and some coral bellls.
Thomas is also putting up a second raised bed near the first one. The first one is planted with peas and potatoes and I'm going to put tomatoes and peppers in the new one. Here he is, building it: