Garden Photo of the Day

Foliage is the main attraction

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Photo/Illustration: Lee Anne White

The not-so-subtle contrasts in foliage color and texture create a striking scene in garden designer Ryan Gainey’s Decatur, Georgia, perennial border. This planting features smoke tree (Cotinus coggyria ‘Royal Purple’), bronze fennel (Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’), plume poppy (Macleaya cordata), barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’), Spiraea japonica ‘Goldflame’, and royal fern (Osmunda regalis).

For more views of Ryan Gainey’s garden, click here.

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  1. arboretum 08/19/2010

    now, THAT is a photo and vignette worthy of a magazine cover!! who knew you could fit six different plants into that little picture frame? I suspect another 'shoulder-to-shoulder gardener' such as myself. Ah, mr. gainey.....!

    and thanks so much for that link to all ryan's glory,

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