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Vanessa Leopard wrote:
What is the best way to keep existing grass from growing back under the verbena for a path like this?
     Comment   April 26, 2013
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motherbear
I see some type of edging between the two.
April 26, 2013 at 7:13am   
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There is a composite headerboard installed to separate the lawn from the ground cover.
May 4, 2013 at 8:33pm   
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fbrc wrote:
what is the divider used between grasses and groundcovers, where can i get it and how can it applied? - what is the divider used between grasses and groundcovers, where can i get it and how can it applied?
   Comment   February 13, 2013
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The material separating the lawn from the ground cover is redwood header board or composite header board. Visit any landscape supplier such as Ewing or John Deere and see what options they have for your geographical area.
March 4, 2013 at 5:22pm   
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kelownabc wrote:
What is this lovely flower and is it a spring bloom?
   Comment   June 14, 2012
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The flowering ground cover is Verbena 'Tapien blue' - and yes, it is a spring through fall bloom here in California.
June 28, 2012 at 1:42pm     
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Does it get replaced each year, the Tapien blue?
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A sinuous carpet of sweet purple blossoms.
The classic river of plants consists of one variety and hue for a bold statement. This planting gains structure from well-placed evergreens and a clump of Russian sage, echoing the natural look of stones and boulders in a creek.
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Verbena Tapien. We usually think of Verbena Tapien as a wonderful trailing plant for hanging baskets and containers, but here we see it used in a great swath of colorful ground cover. Though a perennial, it is often grown as an annual, which will flower from early summer right through to late autumn. The rounded clusters of flowers can be found in a range of colors including violet, sky blue, salmon and white.
You can suggest water with large, undulating drifts of silver-colored or blue-flowered plants, such as this verbena (Verbena sp). Consider also lavender (Lavandula spp), fescues (Festuca spp), blue wheatgrass (Elymus magellanicus, zones 6 to 9) and dwarf Arctic willow (Salix purpurea 'Nana', zones 4 to 8).

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You can suggest water with large, undulating drifts of silver-colored or blue-flowered plants, such as this verbena (Verbena sp). Consider also lavender (Lavandula spp), fescues (Festuca spp), blue wheatgrass (Elymus magellanicus, zones 6 to 9) and dwarf Arctic willow (Salix purpurea 'Nana', zones 4 to 8).
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Verbena Tapien. We usually think of Verbena Tapien as a wonderful trailing plant for hanging baskets and containers, but here we see it used in a great swath of colorful ground cover. Though a perennial, it is often grown as an annual, which will flower from early summer right through to late autumn. The rounded clusters of flowers can be found in a range of colors including violet, sky blue, salmon and white.
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flowing and colour idea - overlooking on stream side (without the grass - just stone & pebbles, ground covers & lavender
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purple river verbena tapian
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Purple River --> lavender, blue wheatgrass, verbena
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Verbena and grass
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Purple River Ideabooks2,640 Questions3 “magellanicus, zones 6 to 9) and dwarf Arctic willow (Salix purpurea 'Nana', zones 4 to 8).” “magellanicus, zones 6 to 9) and dwarf Arctic willow (Salix purpurea 'Nana', zones 4 to 8).”
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low growing
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Minimalist perennial garden: lavender, small flowering shrubs and flowering ground cover. A lavender focal point could work well in our blue creeping phlox.
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You can suggest water with large, undulating drifts of silver-colored or blue-flowered plants, such as this verbena (Verbena sp). Consider also lavender (Lavandula spp), fescues (Festuca spp), blue wheatgrass (Elymus magellanicus, zones 6 to 9) and dwarf Arctic willow (Salix purpurea 'Nana', zones 4 to 8).
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Blue ...always nice in a garden...
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You can suggest water with large, undulating drifts of silver-colored or blue-flowered plants, such as this verbena (Verbena sp). Consider also lavender (Lavandula spp), fescues (Festuca spp), blue wheatgrass (Elymus magellanicus, zones 6 to 9) and dwarf Arctic willow (Salix purpurea 'Nana', zones 4 to 8).
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could be done with different colors in an undulating path design - not necessarily needing grass...
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Russian sage
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Purple
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backyard
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The flowering ground cover is Verbena 'Tapien blue' - and yes, it is a spring through fall bloom here in California.
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Color
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You can suggest water with large, undulating drifts of silver-colored or blue-flowered plants, such as this verbena (Verbena sp). Consider also lavender (Lavandula spp), fescues (Festuca spp), blue wheatgrass (Elymus magellanicus, zones 6 to 9) and dwarf Arctic willow (Salix purpurea 'Nana', zones 4 to 8).
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flowers
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Lovely river of purple!
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verbena
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You can suggest water with large, undulating drifts of silver-colored or blue-flowered plants, such as this verbena (Verbena sp). Consider also lavender (Lavandula spp), fescues (Festuca spp), blue wheatgrass (Elymus magellanicus, zones 6 to 9) and dwarf Arctic willow (Salix purpurea 'Nana', zones 4 to 8).
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ground cover
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purple
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lavender, fescues, blue wheatgrass,dwarf arctic willow
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purp;le....lavender....wave shape
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dwarf arctic willow Salix purpurea Nana and verbena
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Verbena
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purple
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blue flowers paths
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details in black book
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Nattering path idea
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lavender, fescues, blue wheat grass, dwarf arctic willow
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Suggesting water
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purple colors and big curving edge for seaside dwarf arctic willow good in zone 6 = check this out
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verbena, fescues, lavender, blue wheatgrass (Elymus magellanicus) and salix purpurea 'Nana' (dwarf arctic willow)
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verbena
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planting reinforces water theme
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Plants
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idea for top of septic
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russian sage and verbena
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groundcover
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You can suggest water with large, undulating drifts of silver-colored or blue-flowered plants, such as this verbena (Verbena sp). Consider also lavender (Lavandula spp), fescues (Festuca spp), blue wheatgrass (Elymus magellanicus, zones 6 to 9) and dwarf Arctic willow (Salix purpurea 'Nana', zones 4 to 8).
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verbena
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SINFONIA EN AZUL
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Love the illusion of water, beautiful.
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landscape for beach house
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Grasses and color
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Stream of flowers
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river
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Verbena Tapien.
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The river of colour
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beautiful groundcover used to great advantage
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open areas
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flowing color of purplr.like to replicate in ftont
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Verbena Tapien
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divider?????
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Flower path
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Ground Cover
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Pretty purple.
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'River of Color' Verbena Tapien. with clump of Russian Sage. We usually think of Verbena Tapien as a wonderful trailing plant for hanging baskets and containers, but here we see it used in a great swath of colorful ground cover. Though a perennial, it is often grown as an annual, which will flower from early summer right through to late autumn. The rounded clusters of flowers can be found in a range of colors including violet, sky blue, salmon and white.
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interesting
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verbena
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River of flowers and a single color, purple
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Plant a "river of flowers" instead of just plain grass!
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natural setting plus purple
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Verbena.. Beautiful purple ground cover
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creeping sedum, thyme, herbs, russian sage
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flower ground cover
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perovskia
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Path
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Verbena tabien blue
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ground covers
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Garden path to lavender
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The flowers
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December 31, 2012
The flowering ground cover is Verbena 'Tapien blue' - and yes, it is a spring through fall bloom here in California.
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Jardín. Camino
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The path of flowers, verbena tapien.
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make a river of plants
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Amazing river of flowers
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Verbena 'Tapien blue'
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path of flowers
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Verbena
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Like carpet effect
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russian sage ground cover
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violet path
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lovely
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November 24, 2012
maybe some interesting curves in front of the house? I don't know what to do with that area--including the stone wall (where perennials are currently growning) and the driveway/parking lot that's taken over so much of the land. I think introducing some curves--a curved stone walkway, a curved river of flowers like this--might help, but I don't know. I'd love to hear Janet's suggestions.
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Garden
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verbena
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river of purple flowers and shrubs for border
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Tapien blue verbena
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Nice ground cover flower
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Landscaping - purple river
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Love the deep purple and it's green contrast. The grasses are like a waterfall for he river.
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Russian sage
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love flower rivers
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Front ground cover?
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