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Mediterranean Garden in San Anselmo, CA

A tapestry of color and texture that includes Stachys ' Big Ears, Snow-in-Summer, Penstemon 'Margarita BOP', Breath of Heaven and New Zealand Flax. Landscape Design and Photo: © Eileen Kelly, Dig Your Garden Landscape Design, Colorful plant combinations and groupings along a decomposed pathway in a San Anselmo garden in northern California. Phormiums, native Penstemon, Snow in Summer, Lambs Ears and other colorful plants create a beautiful low-water tapestry of plant groupings at the home's front entrance. Photo and Design: © Eileen Kelly, Dig Your Garden Landscape Design

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September 14, 2012
isamenton wrote:
What are the clumps of white flowers and the green plants between the penstemon and the phormium? - This is a beautiful combination.... Thanks!
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Hi, the white flowering plant is "Snow-in-Summer", Cerastium tomentosum.
    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 5:54PM
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And the green shrub is Breath of Heaven - Coleonema pulchellum!
    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 5:57PM
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September 7, 2012
plantsrus2012 wrote:
What's the plant in foreground?
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If you are referring to the plant at the very bottom of the photo, it is Stachys "Big Ears" as I indicated. It is a greenish-gray, not dark green. If there is another plant you'd like me to identify, Iet me know!
    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 5:54PM
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