Garden Photo of the Day

Rock on!

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Check out this little combo from the Cotton-Arbo retum in Winchester, Massachusetts, in which a gorgeous chunk of pink quartz is framed by a beautiful stand of ‘Chequers’ deadnettle (Lamium maculatum ‘Chequers’, USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8). Dreamy!

Welcome to the Fine Gardening GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY blog! Every weekday we post a new photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, a stunning plant combination, or any number of other subjects. Think of it as your morning jolt of green.

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  1. bamboomary 12/08/2010

    While this is an interesting use of a lovely ornamental rock, the true gem is their garden. Take the time to click on the underlined link Michelle has provided. It's a love story to a beautiful garden.

  2. arboretum 12/08/2010

    mary, what a lovely thing to say.
    thank you so much,

  3. sheilaschultz 12/09/2010

    Oh, to win the lottery and be able to travel around the world just looking at lovely gardens... Magic can happen this time of year! I'm ever hopeful.

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