By . Garden. Published at Sunday, May 06th, 2018 - 04:05:30 AM.
What is a dry creek bed and why should you consider creating one in your yard? A dry creek bed, also known as a dry stream bed, is a gully or trench, usually lined with stones and edged with plants to mimic a natural riparian area. You may decide to implement dry stream beds for drainage, thus preventing erosion by reducing runoff. On the other hand, you may simply like the way it looks. Read on to learn about creating a dry creek bed in the landscape.
Overuse of common plants. With over 400,000 species of flowering plants in the world, it often amazes me that no one can seem to find anything to put around trees besides a ring of hostas. One of the most common mistakes in landscaping I come across is the overuse of the same old humdrum plants. While there are hundreds of different varieties of hostas that can be used to create beautiful shade gardens, that singular ring of variegated hostas around every tree in the neighborhood is quite boring and unnatural looking.
Common plants in mandala gardens include: Dianthus, Gaura, Chamomile, Catmint, Lavender, Yarrow, Sedum, Thyme, Bee balm, Sage ,Rosemary, and Alyssum
Dish gardens, containers and hanging plants are also part of the pocket plan. Creative accessories and unique containers help make the space special and distinctive to you.
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