Here is an update on the plants being added to the labyrinth. I found a great Bay Area Nursery (and heard about it through the grapevine) called Annie's Annuals. You can see them on the web at: www.anniesannuals.com. I copied some of the pictures from the website so you can see first hand what plants are coming my way via UPS! Bring on the plants.
First is a Puya alpestris "Sapphire Tower":
A five foot stalk will bolt up in spring revealing these flowers:
Around the Puya I am going to plant Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba) to go along with the drought tolerant scheme of plants. I am hoping to find the purple smoke version too:
In another corner I am going to plant some Salvia or Sage plants. Here are the three varieties I ordered:
Today, I planted Japanese Blood Grass and some Blue Fescue grasses. These plants are near the Lavender. I will fill the gap around the lavender with Mimulus or Monkey Flower:
I will post a picture of the grasses tomorrow. I am having so much fun I don't know what I will do when I am all done with the backyard!