MY MATRIX EMERGENCY.
Though we purchased our house two years ago, we are finally installing the front garden. It was super exciting to have a new retaining wall, walk and stairs installed (by Plant Life Designs) a few weeks ago and now we've dived into the planting installation.
I had a wish list of plants, so scoured the local botanic garden plant sales to find most of them, but realized after the hunt, that I was missing an important link: a matrix plant. The sales provided a lovely mishmash of blooming perennials, but I needed a lot of the same plant to unify an entire bed.
I had two beds that needed cohesiveness. Both were mostly sun and one needed a grass less than 18", while the other needed something shorter at about 12" (I wanted the blooming plants to be taller than the grasses). I also needed a lot of both. Who could potentially save me in this situation? Kelly Norris, of course. Luckily, he lives in the same city, has tons of the right plants and understands when I have a matrix emergency. He saved me once again with (18) Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara' and (100) Carex albicans. Yay! I'll be sharing more images of these on Instagram soon. ♥︎