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Topped off with plants

Topped off with plants

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Today we feature a staircase at Chanticleer where the sloping handrail walls are planted with a lush combo of tropicals, perennials, and annuals. I would love to know what that beefy vine...

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More from the ruins garden at Chanticleer

More from the ruins garden at Chanticleer

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We finished off last week with some shots from the ruins garden at Chanticleer, and this week we have just a few more. Let me know if this is getting boring! (I doubt it...) I'm not sure what this...

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Playing with fire

Playing with fire

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Here's another section of the ruins garden at Chanticleer, where the gardeners have turned an old fireplace into a playful place for succulents and plays on words. I love how the plants drip from...

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Perfection in reflection

Perfection in reflection

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I know I've featured this little area of Chanticleer Garden before, but I just visited it again (it's in the ruins garden) last week, and yet again, I could barely tear myself away. It's as about a...

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From orange to purple

From orange to purple

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Let's move counterclockwise to the other side of the color wheel today and enjoy two purple combos with some of my all-time favorite plants. Photo #1: Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania. A...

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Reflections at Chanticleer, revisited

Reflections at Chanticleer, revisited

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Way back in January of 2010 I posted a photo from the ruins garden at Chanticleer in Wayne, Pennsylvania, but I just found a few more and thought you all might like to revisit this gorgeous setting...

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Cool and soothing

Cool and soothing

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A pairing of green and lavender-blue creates a serene mood in the shade. Flowering fronds of maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum) interwoven with wheellike lavender blossoms of woodland phlox Phlox...

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READER PHOTOS! Springtime at Chanticleer

READER PHOTOS! Springtime at Chanticleer

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If you like's Viktoria Mullin's springtime photos from Longwood Gardens yesterday, you'll love her photos from Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania, today. Here's a taste of what we're all...

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Front-and-center foliage

Front-and-center foliage

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The white-veined leaves of Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek' steal the show in this tropical combination. But supporting players also do their part. The heart-shaped leaves of Ipomoea batatas 'Ace of...

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Reflections of a garden

Reflections of a garden

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Reflection is a powerful tool in a garden design. In this garden at Chanticleer, a public garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania, the still surface of the water doubles your vision, reflecting the sky and the...

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