Garden Photo of the Day

A perfect pairing…

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

…of plant and hardscape. Could this combo get any better? The stems of the Black Lace elderberry (Sambucus nigra ‘Eva’, USDA Hardiness Zones 4-7) match the rusty fencing perfectly, and their similar textures meld to perfection. This was designed by Allan Collachicco and Bill Towne for their garden in Byfield, Massachusetts.

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


Welcome to the Fine Gardening GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY blog! Every weekday we post a new photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, a stunning plant combination, or any number of other subjects. Think of it as your morning jolt of green.

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  1. sheilaschultz 12/15/2010

    This is a really subtle combo of textures and color. Very nice.

  2. birdwhisperer 12/30/2010

    A lovely way to start my day, checking the different pictures you show on Photo of the day, keep up the good work

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