You should have seen our faces when we saw Max, the border collie, and our next door neighbor’s dog having a grand old time rough housing in our succulent corner of the lawn. Well, after biting my lip…we decided to rebuild.
Turned out that our neighbor found a cool pad downtown..thus no more big dogs running crazy. Above is the final product. We started this succulent corner experiment a little over a year ago, and planted some aeoniums about 6 inches apart.
Above is the trampled area. The camera didn’t really capture the mess, but it was. Also, to keep the dogs off it, we transplanted this Callistemons that was on its death bed to the corner to try to help keep the dogs off of it.
Megan took a bunch of cool succulent cuttings from around the garden for me to work with.
I gutted the corner.
…and rebuilt. I know what you may be thinking…why am I putting in an Agave americana in the corner? Well…I guess to see what is gonna happen.
Looking back…I am sort of happy the dogs did mess this area up…so that I could make it look even better.
– Far Out Flora
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