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grass, sedum, perovskia, veronica, lots of late summer blooming perennials.

The perennial border has been enlivened with the gold-and-green striped foliage of Japanese forest grass (Hakenochloa macra ‘Aureola’) contrasting with the nearly black foliage of Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’; pale blue annual love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) adds summer sparkle - See more at: http://www.pacifichorticulture.org/articles/updating-an-historic-garden/#sthash.k2NmrGMu.dpuf

Updating an Historic Garden

Gold-and-green striped foliage of Japanese forest grass (Hakenochloa macra ‘Aureola’) contrasting with the nearly black foliage of Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’; pale blue annual love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) adds summer sparkle

Love the billowing catmint, grasses, salvia, allium, and poppies under the dogwood! Great lawn alternative for a frontyard

grounded design by Thomas Rainer: Pleasure Garden - Nasella tenuissima and Salvia Caradonna. Lovely combo of grasses and perennials.

Agapanthus 'Lilliput'.Lilliput' es un herbáceo compacto perenne de 45cm de altura, con hojas estrechas y tallos erectos que llevan un cúmulo redondeado de flores azul oscuro en forma de embudo a finales del verano

Agapanthus 'Lilliput' 'Lily of the Nile'. Summer flower perennial blue August -In Toronto, Winterize in unheated garage

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Healthy Pesto Tomato and Broccoli Pasta -- 30 minute pasta skillet with pesto sauce, sun dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese.

Beautiful border of Yarrow and Purple Coneflower

drought tolerant plants in luscious colors: sedum, coneflower, perovskia, low-growing silver artemsia variety w/green spears of daylily? or crocosmia? miscanthus behind

Stunning display of Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola’ (Golden Japanese forest grass)

Golden Japanese Forest Grass - I really cannot get over Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', zones 5 to My favorite is the variegated variety. I planted mine under a Japanese maple, and the contrast was genius and it has so much movement.

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Hameln' , a dwarf fountaingrass, crowns a bed of white petunias and 'Purple Dome' aster. The bright white draws your eye to the base of the garden bed in contrast to the grass' crown of tan spikelets. The rust of sedum peeks through from behind the grass.

Combine color and texture: Delicate grasses, like 'Morning Light' miscanthus and 'Cassian' dwarf fountain grass, highlight the bold 'Little Joe' Joe Pye weed.

Combine color and texture: Delicate grasses, like 'Morning Light' miscanthus and 'Cassian' dwarf fountain grass, highlight the bold 'Little Joe' Joe Pye weed. Little bunny grass.

Ornamental grasses border...1)-Mugwort (Artemisia ludoviciana) 'Silver Queen' 2) Morning Star Sedge (Carex grayi) 3) Curry Plant(Helichrysum italicum 4) Lamp Polishers Grass (Pennisetum viridescens) 5) Vervain(Verbena Bonariensis) 6) Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio" 7) Miscathus sinensis 'Silberfeder'...

ornamental grasses mugwort (Artemisia ludoviciana) 'Silver Queen' Morning Star Sedge (Carex grayi) Curry Plant(Helichrysum italicum Lamp Polishers Grass (Pennisetum viridescens) x vervain(Verbena Bonariensis)

Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria. Can't wait to visit the palace and gardens where Empress Sisi & Franz Josef resided in the late 19th century.

Schönbrunn in autumn. The palace, maze, gardens and zoo are a delight for children and parents.

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