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. Doesn’t sound that complicated, right? Well, I don’t see it done this well very often. This week we’ll highlight five of her awesome combos.
Today’s combo includes ‘Gravetye Beauty’ clematis (Clematis ‘Gravetye Beauty’, USDA Hardiness Zones 4-11) scrambling through a golden drawf Hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Lutea’, Zones 4-8) with a backdrop of ‘Rose Glow’ Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’, Zones 5-8).
If you can’t make it to the Cotton-Arbo retum in person, you can visit them online here.
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