Stacking Functions Garden

The designed garden


I’m a graphic designer by day, so naturally I’m attracted to various textures, colors, and patterns in the garden (beyond “what color is the flower?”). My overall landscape is still a work-in-progress, so why not focus in a bit?

bottle brush grass seed head

Bottle Brush Grass seed head

Tiny fennel plant in the garden

Tiny fennel plant in the vegetable garden

Who doesn't love a purple coneflower

Who doesn’t love a purple coneflower? It’s a classic for a reason.

Bee on milkweed flower

Bee on milkweed flower

Red Lake currant

Red Lake currant

Catawba grapes – this will be the first year I get fruit from this plant

cucumber flowers

Look who was hiding under a cucumber leaf!

In case you can’t tell, we are switching into high gear here in Minnesota! Here we go…

3 thoughts on “The designed garden

  1. Ummm… pretty sure that’s bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix), not little bluestem.

    • Oh goodness. You are completely right. I’ve had this plant mislabeled from the start, it seems. Fixing my errors, thank you!

  2. It’s one of my favorites, too.

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