Instructions for making a Mowing Strip. Maybe I won't have to get the weed whacker out so often...

Make a Mowing Strip

Make a Mowing Strip Leave a to mowing strip between the edge of your beds and borders and the lawn to save time and effort in the garden. Step 4 Use a flexible scoop, such as a plastic yogurt cup, to sprinkle concrete mix into the gaps.

Common buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis Hardy to –20° F (USDA zones 4-10). Accent or specimen shrub in wet or mucky soils. Provides significant food and cover for wildlife.

Common buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis Hardy to F (USDA zones Accent or specimen shrub in wet or mucky soils. Provides significant food and cover for wildlife - Spiky White Flowers

Sedum spathulifolium Harvest Moon Stonecrop Height: Short 4-8" / Plant 8-10" apart Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall Sun-Shade: Full Sun Zones: 4-8 Get Your Zone Soil Condition: Normal Flower Color / Accent: Yellow / Yello

Sedum Harvest Moon (Stonecrop)

Sedum spathulifolium Harvest Moon Stonecrop Height: Short / Plant apart Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall Sun-Shade: Full Sun Zones: Get Your Zone Soil Condition: Normal Flower Color / Accent: Yellow / Yello

Melaleuca thymifolia, known as the thyme honey-myrtle is a common Australian plant found in coastal areas, often in heathland, woodland and swampy edges. Growing on sandstone or clay based soils. A fragrant shrub around 1 metre high, with corky bark and slender wiry stems. This plant is often noticed in spring, with attractive violet or purple flowers with feathery claws

Thyme Honey-myrtle (Melaleuca thymifolia) A common Australian plant found in coastal areas, often in heathland, woodland and swampy edges.

Banksia spinulosa 'Birthday Candles' - ‘Birthday Candles’ looks great in a garden bed with Acacia ‘Limelight’.

Gondwana Nursery: Banksia Birthday Candles & Acacia cognata dwarf at MIFGS 2011

Designing with sculptural plants. This garden by Georgina Martyn shows a clever method of using hints of architectural planting in a full garden approach. She has used Agave attenuata as the sculptural accent planting amongst an array of other softer shapes such as Aeonium, Festuca, Iris and Kniphofia, and Rosmarinus, just to name a few. Read more...

Photo 4 - Georgina Martyn Agave attenuata as the sculptural accent planting amongst an array of other softer shapes such as Aeonium, Festuca, Iris and Kniphofia, and Rosmarinus, just to name a few.

Woolly bush (Adenanthos sericea) - SHRUBS - a low maintenance Western Australian native, characterised by silky grey foliage. It offers a great contrast to regular foliage. This sun-loving shrub makes a wonderful screening plant ins warm temperate, semi-arid and Mediterranean climates (Jamie Durie).

Genus: Adenanthos Species: sericeus Common Name: Albany Woolly Bush or Silver Streak Flower Colour: Red Foliage Colour: Grey-Green .

New Zealand Flax - Phormium Tenax Uses: Container, specimen Coastal tolerant Drought Tolerant Moisture tolerant No D&P

New Zealand Flax - Phormium Tenax Uses: Container, specimen Coastal tolerant Drought Tolerant Moisture tolerant No D&P

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