SPRING 2020 58 COUNTRY GARDENS // LEFT Native sundancer daisy (Hymenoxys acaulis) and Wulfen’s alyssum add cheerful shades of yellow to the garden. ABOVE Mary rarely sits in her front garden, preferring to weed or prune or just walk around, relishing the activity of bees, hummingbirds, and dragonflies and chatting with passersby. OPPOSITE Frothy lavender flowers of Little Trudy catmint frame a cairn of artfully balanced rocks, with a California poppy peeking over. Maroon-edged Sempervivum crowds close in front. “Sometimes they grow as big as dinner plates!” Mary says.
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