One place i noticed it was in Diana Kirby's garden - where it made the spring beds look finished, even in the rain:
|and i assume helped to keep the rain from washing soil away|
|this was in the front garden - so neat!|
|and it's the same size/color gravel everywhere - such a beautiful backdrop|
|and fun to walk on!|
|the same gravel was used for walkways and mulching the planting beds|
|even in the less formal parts of the garden, the same gravel was used.|
|In the back garden, consistent ground cover was used in a similar way|
|clean mulch & gravel|
|Pam's limestone paths/rocks were gorgeous back drops as well|
|why did i never think of this?|
- I'm not sure i want the same mulch in the beds as the hardscape (that would be DG). But certainly consistent cedar mulch is something i can do in the not-cacti beds.
- For the cacti/succulent/agave areas, rocks would be better. I'm not sure i can approach Mirador levels of consistency there. I like the more natural, desert-y look of different sizes of gravel.
- For the gravel paths, or large expanses of the dry stream & pond look, I can be a bit more consistent. And use a deeper layer.
- I could use the same DG as my outdoor container mulch - that would make a lot of sense.
- If i can get some of the ground covers from the back garden to grow in other areas, that might help with consistency as well.