Today’s combo is pushing the limits of the evergreen/herbaceous theme we’ve been on this week, but hellebores are evergreen, right?! Anyway, this lacy combo of wonderful textures designed by Mindy Arbo is composed of ‘Filigree’ Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Filigree’, USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9), variegated Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’, Zones 5-9), and lenten rose (Helleborus orientalis, Zones 4-8).
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’ve been 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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