Garden Photo of the Day

Shapes rule the shade

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Photo/Illustration: Steve Silk

The success of a shade planting lies in the thoughtful combination of foliage shapes, textures, and colors. Plantsman Charles Cresson of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, added visual appeal to a drift of lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis) by contrasting its bold foliage with the delicate fronds of a maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum).

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  1. catsdogs 04/15/2010

    Hi, Really like this Photo today, to the Tiny Plants, and the great Color, reminds me of my Grandmother's Farm, and she had these Tiny Plants along here house, Great Picture////thanks//

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