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Rock on!

Rock on!

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Check out this little combo from the Cotton-Arbo retum in Winchester, Massachusetts, in which a gorgeous chunk of pink quartz is framed by a beautiful stand of 'Chequers' deadnettle (Lamium maculatum 'Chequers', USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8). Dreamy!

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Levels of laciness

Levels of laciness

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Today's combo is pushing the limits of the evergreen/herbaceous theme we've been on this week, but hellebores are evergreen, right?! Anyway, this lacy combo of wonderful textures designed by Mindy...

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Silver and gold...

Silver and gold...

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Today's combo from the Cotton-Arbo retum includes dwarf golden Hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Lutea', USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8) and masterwort (Astrantia major, Zones 4-8). It's a...

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An understated combo of evergreens and perennial foliage

An understated combo of evergreens and perennial foliage

Today's combo, also by Mindy Arbo, combines two very different evergreens with the dark, dusky foliage of a popular perennial. It includes 'Yellow Ribbon' arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis Yellow...

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Dramatic contrast

Dramatic contrast

Deep purple combined with gold and white makes for some high drama in this combo by Mindy Arbo. Today's combo includes 'Gold Lace' juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Gold Lace', USDA Hardiness Zones 39...

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Let a clematis scramble

Let a clematis scramble

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Mindy Arbo, who gardens at the Cotton-Arbo retum, her private-turned-public garden in Winchester, Massachusetts, is a master at mixing evergreens with herbaceous plants. Doesn't sound that...

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READER PHOTO! A faux borrowed view

READER PHOTO! A faux borrowed view

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Todays' photo is from Mindy Arbo in Winchester, Massachusetts. She says, "To distract visitors from some newly built houses next door, we borrowed from a Japanese design element called The...

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READER PHOTO: A simple combo with big impact

READER PHOTO: A simple combo with big impact

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Today's GPOD is from Mindy Arbo of the Cotton-Arbo retum in Winchester, Massachusetts. Mindy says: "This striking combination of Hosta 'Sum and Substance' and Chelone 'Hot Lips' comes from the...

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To love a garden

To love a garden

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In honor of this blog's most frequest visitor, here's a soothing scene from the Cotton-Arbo retum in Winchester, Massachusetts. FG visited this garden with our cameras last summer, and were wowed by...

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