I love flowers and plants and all things green. But I don't have time for fussy annuals, weeding and watering. So three summers ago, we hired friend and landscape designer Greg to transform our front and back gardens into low-maintenance, high-color beds of perennials.
Greg planted grasses and small shrubs, flowering perennials and creeping ground covers. The result is a gorgeous garden that needs almost no tending. We pull the occasional weed and once this month watered one of the dry beds, but otherwise the mulch keeps the exposed soil weed-free and moist.
I love the lushness of the garden and the buzzing, busy bees that visit, pollinating as they go.
Right now, the garden is a riot of yellows and purples.
Earlier in the season, we enjoyed blues and whites.
The creeping vines bloomed for the first time this summer and it was worth the wait.
In addition to my outdoor gardens, we've been growing pots of wildflower seed paper at work. Check out the photos of this plantable paper to see the beautiful buds grow into tall, splendid flowers.