By Kim Charles

Verbascum

Tim Vojt from Columbus, Ohio has placed many unique succulent suprises amongst the stones, in his unique gravel garden.

"I've finally slowed down enough to download some photos of my gravel garden. This spring, despite the ups and downs of bizarre weather, has ushered in a lot of color and texture in my gravel garden, which I started in 2008. My latest endeavors have been removing some aggressive beasts, like wooly thyme, exposing more gravel and of course making room for new plants. A favorite new addition this spring is Dudleya cymosa 'Orange Form'. Allegedly hardy to at least zone 6, I'll be crushed if it doesn't make it through the winter. I have two Hesperaloes with bloom spikes. The straight species plant has been in the ground for four years and is making its first flower. 'Brakelights' (Perpa) was in bloom when I bought it last year, but sort of funky. This year the bloom spike are living up to their name even before they bloom, causing me to slam on the brakes everything I go out to the gravel garden."

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Asphodeline lutea

Buckiniczia cabulica

Dudleya cymosa 'Orange Form'

Gravel garden

Hesperaloe parviflora 'Brakelights'

Penstemon eatonii

Physaria newberryi seedpods

Tanacetum & Dianthus simulans

Thyme

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