In December 2020, I embarked on a large scale gardening project to create a pattern over an area of approximately 8 x 4 metres with succulent plants. This involved firstly removing some very stubbornly rooted spiky plants and a hundred or more buckets of white pebbles. Check out the https://theunfurlingartist.wordpress.com/2020/12/25/a-big-garden-project/(opens in a new tab) to see early photos.
Hobart recently went into a three day lock-down, due to an interstate COVID positive man entering Tasmania, so I was able to spend one day working on what has become a long-term gardening project.
Another spiky plant was removed. Yay!!
Meanwhile some of the succulents planted are starting to establish themselves and the planned pattern is beginning to emerge.
I’m trying to create furled fronds with vertical succulents of different colours to help the fronds stand out. Here’s the basic plan:
Here’s another frond that has been planted but until the plants spread out, it looks like nothing. You can imagine when they start to grow out how the silvery succulents next to the darker succulents, will make each other pop.
I have to re-plant this unsuccessful attempt of a frond. It rained and rained after they were planted and they suffered root-rot. I will improve the soil and try again.
My randomly evolving succulent garden, on the other side of the pathway is continuing to bring colour and joy.
No work was done in the garden today. Instead I worked on a different kind of big project, a painting. I finished number two Leafy seadragon today. Three more to go.
I hope you are safe and floating through this week with ease.
Cheers, Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade