Garden Photo of the Day

Cool and soothing

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Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Brown

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 divaricata) rest easy on the eye. Pink blooms of Geranium maculatum add a little zing and warmth to this combination, in a wooded area of Chanticleer, a public garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

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  1. jewjew 03/17/2011

    Oh, This is so Beautiful from " Mother Nature "....the pop of color Flowers among the Fern is just breath- taking !!!!

  2. stanhorst 03/17/2011

    Simply gorgeous!

  3. user-7006900 03/17/2011

    I love the maidenhair fern with the Phlox! Lovely and fragrant combination!

  4. EllenSousa 03/17/2011

    Oh! Simply gorgeous! So soothing....

  5. foxtreehouse 03/17/2011

    Spring has arrived peony sparkle like no other great shot.

  6. djk78 03/21/2011

    Reaaly pretty. This would look really nice at the bottom of my watergarden mound. I have some logs and things around it right now and this would be gorgous in around them.

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