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An ode to copper

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Copper is the name of the game in this little vignette designed by Beth Giebel in New Milford, Connecticut. In it, she combines a ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius cv., Zones 3-7), a sneezeweed (Helenium cv., Zones 4-8), and a copper trellis to harmonious effect against a stunning stone wall that has rusty patches that fit right in with the color scheme. By the way, who says you need to grow something on a trellis? Sometimes it makes an even more effective focal point or backdrop without the benefit of a vine.

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  1. wGardens 08/09/2010

    Great! And you are so fortunate to have such a fantastic stone wall! Thanks for sharing.

  2. sheilaschultz 08/10/2010

    Pulling colors from the stone for the choice of plant material is just good design. I'm learning to appreciate Helenium these days, haven't planted any yet, but thinking about it...

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