Plant Combinations 18 photos

Plant Combinations

Wisteria! Unbelievably fragrant, the leaves begin to emerge as the flowers start to wane. Wisteria drapes from a deck railing, with Heuchera "Caramel" in planter behind.
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Plant Combinations

The stems and pleated leaves of Doublefile Viburnum carry the flowers. In fall, the leaves turn a rusty burgundy color while the seed heads from the flowers turn red. Birds love 'em. Small textured evergreen azalea leaves provide a background for this deciduous beauty.
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Plant Combinations

A detail of Allium, Siberian iris, Baptisia, Peony buds, and Columbine.
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Plant Combinations

A mature red-leaved Japanese maple and its newer Crabapple tree friends help screen the road and neighbors. A mix of ground covers eliminates the need for lawn. Azaleas and Spanish Bluebells add additional flowery interest in this spring vignette.
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Plant Combinations

This lush spring vignette is in shades of blue, rose, and lavender, plus lots of gorgeous green. Allium, Smokebush, Peony, Columbine, Amsonia, and Baptisia blossom await the blooming of the New Dawn Roses on the lattice screen.
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Plant Combinations

This sunny trellis garden sports plummy Smokebush, purple Allium, sky blue Amsonia, and white Hardy Geranium blossoms. Fragrant Honeysuckle is in the foreground.

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Plant Combinations

KnockOut Roses, Astilbe, Rhododendron and white and pink Azalea flood this shaded hillside with color in the spring,

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Plant Combinations

White Daffodils and orange pansies play with Tassel Fern, Azalea, Chinese Ginger, Variegated Solomon's Seal, and white tulips.
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Plant Combinations

A spring plant combination of our native Dogwood, Oregon Grapeholly (with blue berries following yellow blossoms), and FalseCypress Gold Mop.
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Plant Combinations

Japanese Anemone foliage behind Japanese Painted Fern and a lichen-covered stone.
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Plant Combinations

Cryptomeria trees fronted by variegated Hosta and a mosaic snail with half-hardy Verbena in the foreground.
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Plant Combinations

Astilbe, Amsonia, Coneflower, Nandina, and Black-eyed Susan love the sun.
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Plant Combinations

Hydrangea and Hosta surround a birdbath. A Kousa Dogwood blooms overhead, although the blossoms are not shown.
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Plant Combinations

This Tudor home's back yard patio is surrounded by planting beds with four-season interest. Knock out Roses and a fragrant Viburnum in the foreground look terrific in the fall.
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Plant Combinations

Ferns, Astilbe, and varigated Liriope are 'shoes and socks' for the taller Viburnum and Skip Laurels.
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Plant Combinations

Annabelle Hydrangea, Azalea, Lungwort, Lamb's ears and Deutzia cavort with Hosta, Astilbe, and other shade lovers.
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Plant Combinations

Autumn fern steals the show around the garden bench. Notice how the upright flagstone keeps mulch from invading the seating area.
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Plant Combinations

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