Garden Photo of the Day

Dramatic contrast

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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 3-9), white-variegated Autumn Charm(TM) sedum (Sedum ‘Lajos’, Zones 3-11), deep purple ‘Purple Emperor’ and ‘Picolette’ sedums (Sedum ‘Purple Emperor’ and S. ‘Picolette’, Zones 3-11), the icy blue foliage of a fir (Abies sp., Zones 3-8), and a ‘Royal Purple’ daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Royal Purple’, Zones 3-10).

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. This week we’re highlighting five of her awesome combos.

If you can’t make it to the Cotton-Arbo retum in person, you can visit them online here.

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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