Saturday, August 9, 2014

Garden Perspectives - Cooper's Ice Plant

"Cooper's Ice Plant"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
For years, I would see this flower in my local garden center but went on to choose something else.  When I went to redesign my front yard garden with perennials instead of annuals, I selected several colors of the Cooper's Ice Plant.  I planted them according to the directions.

The color the flowers brought to the yard in the summer months was stunning.

The winter of 2014 was terribly cold, one of the coldest I can remember for the Virginia area.  Unfortunately, I lost most of my Cooper's Ice Plants along with several others.

As I determined to redesign the front garden again, I decided to turn to Cooper's Ice Plant since they gave such beautiful color and a unique presentation over the years.

Garden Photography has grown to be a part of my garden work- keep your camera handy and ready to shoot as you never know what you may see that will inspire you.