Today’s photo is from Veronica Guyre. She says, “I garden in a cold Zone 4 microclimate at the base of a hill in Lyme, New Hampshire. All of my garden areas are quick draining due to an under layer of sand and gravel. I chose these three plants not only for their contrasting characteristics, but also for their cold hardiness and resistance to drought. They are part of a 16-foot by 5-foot, NW exposed area between my screen porch and stone patio. The plants in the photo include ‘Biokovo’ hardy geranium (Geranium X cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’, USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8) with soft, pastel blooms just in time for the summer solstice; cliff sedum (Sedum cauticola, Zones 5-9), with small, smooth rosettes of blue-green leaves that I use as a ground cover on a third of the bed; and ‘Silver Carpet’ lambs’ ears (Stachys byzantina ‘Silver Carpet’, Zones 4-8), a foreground plant with oblong, upright, fuzzy gray leaves. Thanks, Veronica, for sharing this great plant combo with us!
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