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      Excellent combination for sun From top: Leucanthemum, Sedum 'Purple Emperor', and Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet'. Try this combination of cool-colored perennials in a sunny, dry to average spot in the garden. All are very low-maintenance plants and make great cut flowers too!

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    Okay, so everyone has seen this plant before. However, 'Karl Foerster' feather reed grass is worth looking at again. It makes an absolutely fantastic backdrop for purple coneflowers, daylilies and just about everything else!

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    Elijah Blue Fescue (Front) 12" Zone 4. Needs dividing every few years. Feather Reed Grass (Behind) 60" Zone 3. Food for birds

    1 : Centaurea cineraria 2 : Dorycnium pentaphyllum 3 : Ballota acetabulosa 4 : Stachys byzantina 5 : Tanacetum densum subsp. amanii 6 : Marrubium incanum 7 : Leucophyllum frutescens 'Green Cloud'

    1 : Salvia chamaedryoides 2 : Rhodanthemum hosmariense 3 : Artemisia abrotanum 'Silver' 4 : Phlomis 'Le Sud' 5 : Senecio vira-vira 6 : Salvia fruticosa 7 : Salvia leucophylla 8 : Artemisia lanata

    contrast - color and texture= Yellow twig dogwood, red barberry, grass

    ditch - more natural looking, and does have low in the front and tall at the back...but then need something to break up the back view

    August Afternoons Garden - This garden combines a pleasing mixture of grasses, flower forms and colors to provide blooms in August that continue through September. Fits a 5' x 10' space

    Demonstration of the value of winter stems: Dogwoods and birch at the Savill Garden.

    naturalizing the border with grasses

    Alternating ribbons of Hakone grass, black mondo grass and Angelina Sedum

    Grasses, sedum and coreopsis

    the long view. Perennial plants Echinacea, Actaea

    Stipa gigantea, echinacea'White Swan' and Sedum

    Coleus and Echinacea combination


    Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm' and Echincacea pallida

    White birch, ferns and purple astilbe

    Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

    fall garden

    August Afternoons Perennial Garden

    Russian Sage and Purple Coneflower

    golden japanese forest grass and black mondo grass

    foxglove blue delphiniums are shy in the sun. Shade is much better for these delicate flowers

    Backyard garden with pink Echinacea purple coneflowers, white picket fence, blue monkshood Aconitum,