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Garden Design Plan for an Abundant Border

Fine Gardening - Issue 119

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Photo/Illustration: Allan Mandell

On the cover of the January/February 2008 issue, Fine Gardening featured a garden bed designed by Tom Vetter in Portland, Oregon. Here is a list of the plants in that bed:

1. Redleaf rose (Rosa glauca, Zones 2-8)
2. ‘Blue Ice’ smooth cypress (Cupressus arizonica var. glabra ‘Blue Ice’, Zones 6-9)
3. ‘Aquarius’ bee balm (Monarda didyma ‘Aquarius’, Zones 4-9)
4. ‘Sundance’ Mexican orange blossom (Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’, Zones 8-10)
5. Aster (Aster cv., Zones 4-8)
6. Brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba, Zones 3-11)
7. Daylilies (Hemerocallis cvs., Zones 3-10)
8. Silver loosestrife (Lysimachia ephemerum, Zones 7-9)
9. Variegated miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Variegatus’, Zones 4-9)
10. Heather (Erica sp., Zones 5-11)
11. Euphorbia (Euphorbia X martinii, Zones 7-10)
12. ‘Firetail’ persicaria (Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’, Zones 3-8)
13. ‘Casa Blanca’ Oriental lily (Lilium ‘Casa Blanca’, Zones 6-9)
14. ‘Chocolate’ Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium rugosum ‘Chocolate’, Zones 4-8)
15. Variegated Russian comfrey (Symphytum uplandicum ‘Variegatum’, Zones 3-9)
16. Lungwort (Pulmonaria cv., Zones 3-8)
17. Sneezeweeds (Helenium spp. and cvs., Zones 4-8)
18. Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’, Zones 5-9)
19. Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus cv., annual)

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