April – Low maintenance plants disguise a wall in Seattle’s Green Lake Neighborhood

Simple, charming, low maintenance – works for me, although a bit of a problem if pink isn’t your color. Up the hill from Green Lake, tucked in at the base of a west-facing wall are deep pink heaths with matching kinnikinnick blooms dangling from above. Both plants are evergreen so they provide year-round structure and unlike the Osmanthus burkwoodii just out of sight to the right, the heaths shouldn’t grow so large as to impinge upon the sidewalk.

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