What happens when hard (pavement) meets soft (plantings) in your yard? Modern art you can walk on
Here are even more great ideas for you to choose from to craft your artful look. Moving clockwise, from top left corner of photo:
- Sedum spurium ‘Dragon’s Blood.’ Reddish brown leaves make a smoldering backdrop for pink and gray echeverias. Sun or part shade; zones 1–10, 14–24.
- Slate. Dramatic, especially in a black, charcoal, or deep jade green shade.
- Carpet bugle (Ajuga reptans ‘Dixie Chip’). Leaves of green, cream, and rose-purple are topped with violet-blue flower spikes in spring. sun or part shade; zones A2–A3, 1–24.
- Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina.’ A chameleon; yellow-green foliage often turns orange at the tips in fall. Sun to part shade; zones 2–24.
- Black Mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’). Leaves emerge green, then turn black. Sun, part shade inland; zones 5–9, 14–24.
- Flagstone (Buff). Icy overtones.
- Woolly thyme (Thymus pseudolanuginosus). Undulating mat of woolly gray leaves is sometimes covered in midsummer with pinkish flowers. Sun, or part shade in hottest climates; zones A2–A3, 1–24.
- Flagstone (Peach). Bright, like desert sand.
Great pairings: Flagstone (rose) and Blue Star Creeper; slate and Black mondo grass; Dymondia margaretae and flagstone (buff); flagstone (peach) and 'Blue Spruce' sedum.