|Front Border from the back with Agastache Rasberry Summer at the bottom|
|Front border with Yucca rostrata and Stipa barbata|
|Front border with various dasylirions and Echium vulgare|
This is not to say this border is empty in the winter time. It relies on the various spiky plants--the dasylirions, yuccas and nolinas-- as well as the restios for winter interest. Now that the Eucalyptus which used to live in this border are gone (see this post), I probably need to add more of these evergreen kinds of plants. It is just that I do not feel the need to have every space of ground covered at all times of the year.
I should also stress, as I have many times, that this border is never watered and it is not protected from the deer. Bainbridge Island is deer central and the south part of the island where we live is even more so. Yet it is still possible to have a beautiful garden consisting only of deer resistant plants. I often find deer droppings in the middle of this border, yet thus far this year I have seen no evidence of their grazing on any of these plants.
Although I call this a border, it really is a bed which can be viewed from all sides. It doesn't really border anything except grass.