[b]All plants should be available to purchase at your local Home Depot, Lowe’s or Menard’s. Or, may be bought online at very low cost with additional discounts. The stone bed was chosen because it creates an elegant clean finish. This was just my suggestion as a designer, however grass may be used instead. [/b]
[b]I chose not to crowd the plants for a more elegant, aired-out effect.
[b]Boxwood (14) - under $15 each[/b]
Low-Maintenance & Very Easy to Grow
Dwarf English Boxwoods are extremely adaptable evergreens. They're known for their gorgeous light-green leaves and round, compact shape.
The stunning foliage is soft to the touch, and adds lively texture to your landscape. The round, delicate leaves look great surrounded by perennials or as a backdrop for showy Knock Out Roses.
The Dwarf English Boxwood is so versatile that it can be combined with virtually any color palette you choose.
Often used to highlight features in gardens like statues or fountains, Dwarf English Boxwoods create striking borders with hardly any effort on your part. They look fabulous lining a long driveway or rimming the border of your garden.
During the winter months, its leaves can take on a bronze tone, adding remarkable detail to winter gardens and appealing contrast when paired with other evergreens.
A true dwarf, this species is one of the most elegant Boxwoods available.
Dwarf English Boxwoods are slow-growing and reach up to three feet in height, so you can tuck them in a tight spot with little fear of them becoming overgrown. This allows them to maintain their shape and beauty for long periods of time without maintenance or clipping.
This boxwood can grow in a multitude of different conditions- thriving in both sun and shade and requiring minimal water once established. Naturally pest-resistant, you will not need to spray harmful chemicals to keep it beautiful. As a bonus, it is also deer resistant.
Boxwoods are so versatile that they are the official shrub of the Hampton Palace Knot Garden in England, which was once home to numerous kings and queens. With its ease of care and ability to look magnificent when paired with bold colors and perennial flowers, it's no wonder the Dwarf English Boxwood is admired by royalty
This plant is an outstanding addition to any garden. It is extremely flexible and require minimal care.
It is sure to be a crucial element in your landscape design, so order yours today.
[b]New Zealand Flax (2) for $2.99 each[/b]
Phormium Tenax (New Zealand Flax) - Upright wide, various bronze foliage, provides a stunning focal point for any landscaping project for the garden or pots. Hummingbirds love to feed on nectar-rich blossoms. Phormiums are salt tolerant making them ideal for planting in coastal areas.
[b]King Palm (1) as low as $9.95[/b]
Arguably the most beautiful of the King Palms, but certainly the most rare in the group. These are extremely fast growers, and a great tree to form canopy quickly, or add growth to the garden rapidly. They grow to heights of 15 feet or more in 4 years.
The Myola King is noticeably different to the common King Palm in that it has a much more turquoise colored crown shaft (stem), lime green colored trunk (fading to gray with maturity), wider individual leaflets, coated with a beautiful white waxiness on leaf undersides, and a much faster rate of growth. Also noteworthy, as the palm matures, new leaves opening may emerge with a bit of a reddish-pink tinge. Like all of the King Palms, can be planted in groups of 3, as mature trunks naturally curve away from one another-very tropical appearance, or individually.
Remember, as with all King's, these are self-cleaning, meaning no tree trimming necessary, older leaves naturally fall off.
[b]Black Mondo Grass (3) baby plants found on sale for $9.99 [/b]
Stunning contrast for the front of the border! Dense, purplish-black, grass like foliage is exceptional. Produces dark lavender flowers and purple fall berries, adding interest. Used in mass as an edging or tuck into mixed containers or individual, they will bring a unique, elegant-high-end look.
Partial or full shade+ Clumps 5 to 6 in. tall and wide, spreading+ Year-round Interest+ Lavender-pink flowers in Summer.
[b]Garden Sage (3) - $3.99/ each[/b]
Spectacular perennial with spikes of true blue flowers. Ideal for rock gardens, containers and naturalized areas. Vibrant blue flowers are excellent in combination with golden flowered annuals and perennials in the mixed border. Herbaceous perennial.
Garden Sage (Salvia officinalis). Hardy perennial, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. It is much cultivated as a kitchen and medicinal herb, and is also called Garden sage, Kitchen sage, and Dalmatian sage. In southern Europe related species are sometimes cultivated for the same purpose, and may be confused with the garden sage.
[b] Bougainvillea (4) $11.98 / each[/b]
In 1768 when Admiral Louis de Bougainvillea began his long journey to the Pacific Ocean and discovered the vine that now bears his name, it was a botanical highlight of the voyage. Through the ensuing years, this Brazilian beauty has assumed its rightful place as one of the most popular, spectacular and beautiful tropical plants. The modern day hybrids of Bougainvillea spectabilis (B. Brasiliensis) and B. glabra are among the most beautiful of flowering vines. These tropical members of the Nyctaginaceae (Four-O'Clock) family, are very vigorous, evergreen,woody vines with spines. The plant is unusual in several respects: it is sterile and propagated only from cuttings, and rewards our neglect with abundant beauty. It bears no seeds, but mutates often, resulting in many varieties. Grown either as a shrub or climbing vine, it can summer on terraces, patios, decks, or at pool side. Although normally climbers, they can be trained to stay bushy as pot plants, hanging baskets, or as standard 3 or 4 feet high. They will bloom beautifully on branches on 18"-20" long. Keep all long shoots cut back to 18"-20" for best bloom. The vibrant color of this vine comes not from the small white tubular flowers, but from the 3 large paper-like bracts that surround each flower.
[b]Soft Leaf Yucca (3) $29 / each[/b]
Gracefully bending blue-green leaves create an interesting architectural quality. Tall flower spike of large, white blooms. An excellent accent that really grabs attention! A great choice for containers or as a specimen. Evergreen.
Full sun + Deer resistant + Once established, only needs occasional watering + Moderate grower to 6-8 ft tall and wide + Landscape uses: border; container; firescaping; poolside; rock garden.
[b]Pigmy Date Palm (1) as low as $6.99[/b]
The Pygmy Date Palm is the dwarf of the Phoenix Palm family. This tree is native to Asia and has a crown of a fine arching three foot long leaves. The Pygmy Date Palm trunk grows slowly from 6 to 12 feet tall with a graceful spread of 6 to 10 feet, though rarely seen fully grown in the United States. This beautiful specialty palm is very popular as a container palm plant for pool sides and patios. The Pygmy Date Palm may have a straight single trunk or multiple curving trunks. Either way, it is a very classy small palm used all over the world. It does produce a small insignificant flower and date. The Pygmy Date Palm will tolerate a wide range of soil types. It is also tolerant of sun or shade. The Pygmy Date Palm is cold hardy to just below freezing and needs protecting from temperatures in the 20’s and lower. (Grows in Zones 9-10. Refer to Zone Map.)
[b]Yellow Lantana (3) - if bought fully grown - $11.69 - each[/b]
Native to tropical America, lantanas may be annuals or perennials, depending on where you live. Tiny flowers in tight clusters that resemble miniature nosegays appear nearly continuously in warm weather. Although some selections boast flowers in solid colors, many have bicolored clusters. A lantana garden is butterfly heaven; no flowers do a better job of attracting them.
Common lantana (Lantana camara) is a rounded, shrubby plant that you sometimes see in older gardens in the Deep South. It grows 4 to 5 feet high and wide and sports orange, red, or yellow flowers. Trailing lantana (L. montevidensis) has thinner, more pliable stems and spreads, rather than mounding. It grows about 1 foot tall and up to 6 feet wide with lavender or white flowers. Most lantanas sold today are hybrids or selections of these two species.
[b]Philodendron (3) - $5.99 / each[/b]
Split-leaf philodendrons, or monstera deliciosa, bring a tropical look to your home's garden. Their large leaves create a sense of drama, adding a focal point to your outdoor living space. They make an excellent house plant, but they grow well outside. They enjoy dappled or even full shade, making them ideal choices to plant beneath large trees or fences, or in the shade of your house.
[b]Blue Aloe (1) - $20 give or take/ piece[/b]
Narrow upright blue-gray leaves contrast nicely with spikes of orange flowers. A favorite of hummingbirds, this easy-care succulent thrives in poor soil and is perfect for rock gardens, water-wise borders or containers. Excellent mass planting. Foliage tips may have a reddish tinge in extreme temperatures. Evergreen.
+partial to full sun + once established, needs only occasional watering + intermittently year-round + reaches 1 to 2 ft tall and wide + landscape uses: fir escaping; ground cover; mass planting or individual; rock garden; wildlife garden.
[b]Kangaroo Paw (1) - $2.91 on sale/piece[/b]
The color and form of kangaroo paws make them one of the most rewarding Australian native plants for the home garden. Kangaroo paws are also very good cut flowers. They are exported to many parts of the globe and are grown commercially in the USA, Israel and Japan.
Kangaroo paws belong to the genus Anigozanthos, which has 11 species. The closely related Black Kangaroo Paw is called Macropidia fulginosa.
Kangaroo paws grow best in well-drained soils in a sunny position. Well-composted organic matter will improve growth.
This species should be cultivated in well-drained soils in a sunny position. The flowers and stalks are covered by a dense layer of black hairs, through which green can just be seen. Flower-stalks grow to about 1 m.