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Another great Smithsonian combo

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Check out this combo of tender plants at the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden in Washington, D.C. While the plants’ forms are bold, their textures and colors are soft and soothing. Included are foxtail fern (Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myersii’, USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11), Diamond Frost euphorbia (Euphorbia ‘Inneuphdia’, Zones 10-11), and Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha, Zones 9-11).

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  1. Vespasia 09/10/2010

    Lovely, I especially like the combination of the wall, the plantings and the beautiful fence.

  2. sheilaschultz 09/11/2010

    I only wish that I could get my foxtail ferns to grow in such a wonderfully ungainly manner. They are formed yet twisted, love them!

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