We went to Rosso Nursery in Georgetown and picked up a bunch of sedum and heathers for filling in our continually weed-choked retaining wall in the backyard. I also picked up a couple of Point Reyes Ceanothus plants because I want to see what the growth habit is like.
Our haul. The green ones in front are winter-blooming pink heathers. We're going for a rosy look, with purple and pink and orange-pink colors. Though I could be wrong, I think these will look nice under the Julia Phelps Ceanothus, if any of these happen to bloom in May.
We have a LOT of rock wall to plant. We started at the top. We'll continue to fill it in once the fall plant sales start. (Can I remind everyone that when we moved in, we didn't even know this rock wall existed -- the yard was THAT overgrown with junipers and weeds.)
I'm afraid these plants will get washed away when the next heavy rains hit, but what are you gonna do?