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Camassia leichtlinii ‘Blue Danube’ is massed behind the
garden walls for a dramatic spring floral display.

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janetbuchheit wrote:
Could you please tell me the name of the purple-blossomed plant?
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Hi Janet, thanks for your question. The plant you asked about is a late-spring blooming bulb called Indian Hyacinth or Camassia.
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=q550

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LuAnn Brandsen added this to 6 Unsung Bulbs for Fall Planting
Camas, Quamash, Wild HyacinthCamassia These tall stalks with blue or cream flowering racemes look striking in mass. Plant in the middle of borders with daylilies, peonies or hostas that can cover any dying foliage. Camas is also right at home in moist meadows, in woodlands and beside streams where it can naturalize. Notable varieties include 'Blue Danube' (pictured here) and 'Alba', a creamy white. USDA zones: 3 to 11 Sun requirement: Full sun to light shade Height: 2 to 4 feetBloom time: May and JunePlanting tips: Camassia does well in well-drained soil, but it can also thrive in moist soil.
I like the way the bulbs look when planted en masse; they make a strong vertical display that draws the eye. The delicate sprays of blue can also soften hardscape features like benches and walkways.They’re also eye catching when planted in naturalistic sweeps in meadows where other wildflowers, like prairie clover and cornflower, are allowed to grow and self-sow. They can also tolerate light shade, so they could be added to woodland edges or near small native trees, like redbud, serviceberry or dogwood.

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July 5, 2014
Wild hyacinthe native plant
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May 27, 2014
Like the blue rocks
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May 10, 2014
iris, paper birch
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love the hyacinth
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maybe make bench seats from kitchen stone?
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The simplicity
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Very modern/"neat" looking, but with traditional plants
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iris
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Pepples with mulch
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article: Great Design Plant: Wild Hyacinth for a Bolt of Blue
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Camas
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Grey river rocks for along our front walkway.
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top cap option, too formal
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Small area with rocks
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stone benches
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The flowers, the landscape, and the concrete benches
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alba var. pool area, blue var w/ daylillies in front
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Garden - LL and MM
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November 20, 2013
Bulbs to plant in fall. These are nice to cover dying foliage.
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November 19, 2013
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hostas, peonies daylilies woodlands blule danube
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Kind of like purple ones in my front yard. Need to transplant some of them.
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Stones
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different textures
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Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth
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Cutting flowers for front yard
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September 26, 2013
Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth Camassia These tall stalks with blue or cream flowering racemes look striking in mass. Plant in the middle of borders with daylilies, peonies or hostas that can cover any dying foliage. Camas is also right at home in moist meadows, in woodlands and beside streams where it can naturalize. Notable varieties include 'Blue Danube' (pictured here) and 'Alba', a creamy white. USDA zones: 3 to 11 Sun requirement: Full sun to light shade Height: 2 to 4 feet Bloom time: May and June Planting tips: Camassia does well in well-drained soil, but it can also thrive in moist soil.
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Stone rock edging
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Benches
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geometric
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benches, gravel, river rocks
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seating in meadow planting?
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purple, grasses, gravel, stones
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Camassia leichtlinii ‘Blue Danube’ is massed behind the garden walls for a dramatic spring floral display.
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rocks
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stone wall with cap (around hot tub)
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Love these purple flowers
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riverrock
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Landscape
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neat transitional break in wall
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trees; 3 kinds of rock
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Stone and gravel mix
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super thick lueder for bench??
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Love these Camas--blue danube--Alba--also ground cover
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February 24, 2013
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Een flinke rand Camassia.
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bulb
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Use of rocks
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Like the seat. Make space for fire wood.
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blue
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patio idea
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bed of rocks
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Iris
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good edge for pool pit could use cement blocks as seats add stone tops
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FOR FRONT
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October 2, 2012
Big rocks and rows of the same plant
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September 30, 2012
Add Camassia leichtlinii, 'Blue Danube' for Mother to compliment Alium perhaps.
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September 30, 2012
cammas fall bulb
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go tigers!
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Camas,Quamash,Wild Hyacinth--bulb 4 moist meadows,along stream woodlands full sun-lt/shade.2-4 'fl.s May-June can naturalize 'Blue Danube'also 'Alba provide cover with Hostas
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plants
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mix with hostas
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WALK WAY IN VARIOUS PEBBLES
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Fall bulb plantings:Camas (Blue Daube or Alba)
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Love different textures: lawn, gravel, pebbles, mulch, flowerbed
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Wild Hyacinth-Blue Danube-GREAT FOR DITCH AREAS
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Camas or Wild Hyacinth 2-4' tall
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blue
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Waterside
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wild hyacinth (bulb)
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Garden
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Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth
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front yard
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check cat safety list
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mixing groundcover ideas
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Blue Danube
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Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth Camassia
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September 5, 2012
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Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth Camassia These tall stalks with blue or cream flowering racemes look striking in mass. Plant in the middle of borders with daylilies, peonies or hostas that can cover any dying foliage. Camas is also right at home in moist meadows, in woodlands and beside streams where it can naturalize. Notable varieties include 'Blue Danube' (pictured here) and 'Alba', a creamy white. USDA zones: 3 to 11 Sun requirement: Full sun to light shade Height: 2 to 4 feet Bloom time: May and June Planting tips: Camassia does well in well-drained soil, but it can also thrive in moist soil.
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so preety 4 sure
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Stones
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rocks
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Wild Hyacinth bulbs for a spring flower in and around daylilies and hostas.
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Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth Camassia These tall stalks with blue or cream flowering racemes look striking in mass. Plant in the middle of borders with daylilies, peonies or hostas that can cover any dying foliage. Camas is also right at home in moist meadows, in woodlands and beside streams where it can naturalize. Notable varieties include 'Blue Danube' (pictured here) and 'Alba', a creamy white. USDA zones: 3 to 11 Sun requirement: Full sun to light shade Height: 2 to 4 feet Bloom time: May and June Planting tips: Camassia does well in well-drained soil, but it can also thrive in moist soil.
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boarder bench, rock and mulch separation from grass & beds
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rock path
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September 4, 2012
So, this could be a good idea at the side of my house. I've been collecting rocks for some time;)
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wild hyacinth
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Not grape hyacinth
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kamenje dodati
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big stones, pinestraw
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Love purple stocks
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outdoor benches
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Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth
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camas, quamash, wild hyacinth
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Great stone workm concrete saw...top, & the granite, edges, as well the gray collected stones are supberb. Sole red granite rock, co-ordinated, tremendous corner landscaping..
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near pond?
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Seating and Stone Pebbles
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Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth Camassia These tall stalks with blue or cream flowering racemes look striking in mass. Plant in the middle of borders with daylilies, peonies or hostas that can cover any dying foliage. Camas is also right at home in moist meadows, in woodlands and beside streams where it can naturalize. Notable varieties include 'Blue Danube' (pictured here) and 'Alba', a creamy white.
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Next summer
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love the color and they are fall flowers.
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Great separation of ground cover spaces
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Along back chain link
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bulb ideas
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camassia [ wild hyacinth ]
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Another spring bloomer that wants sun
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Wild hyacinth
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Outdoor living
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Rockscaping
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concrete on stone benches
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Flowers
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Find these for bedroom garden
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Bulbs - wold Hyacinth
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idea of flat stones/mulch/etc.
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Flower
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Color and design
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stones
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walkway
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Organized chaos
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By corner fence Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth Camassia These tall stalks with blue or cream flowering racemes look striking in mass. Plant in the middle of borders with daylilies, peonies or hostas that can cover any dying foliage. Camas is also right at home in moist meadows, in woodlands and beside streams where it can naturalize. Notable varieties include 'Blue Danube' (pictured here) and 'Alba', a creamy white.
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Love the camas and the river rocks
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These tall stalks with blue or cream flowering racemes look striking in mass. Plant in the middle of borders with daylilies, peonies or hostas that can cover any dying foliage. Camas is also right at home in moist meadows, in woodlands and beside streams where it can naturalize. Notable varieties include 'Blue Danube' (pictured here) and 'Alba', a creamy white.
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wild hyacinth
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garden pebble accent
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Blue Danube
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camassia
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ground covers
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ideas for spring bulbs
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Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth,Camassia 'Blue Danube' (pictured here) and 'Alba', a creamy white. USDA zones: 3 to 11 Sun requirement: Full sun to light shade Height: 2 to 4 feet Bloom time: May and June Planting tips: Camassia does well in well-drained soil
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Sounds to be hearty
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Flowers
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flowers behing rock walls named: Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth
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Camassia
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Like
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September 2, 2012
Bench seating and path construction, very Zen.
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Love the mixed walking areas
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Pretty
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September 2, 2012
Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth Camassia These tall stalks with blue or cream flowering racemes look striking in mass. Plant in the middle of borders with daylilies, peonies or hostas that can cover any dying foliage. Camas is also right at home in moist meadows, in woodlands and beside streams where it can naturalize. Notable varieties include 'Blue Danube' (pictured here) and 'Alba', a creamy white. USDA zones: 3 to 11 Sun requirement: Full sun to light shade Height: 2 to 4 feet Bloom time: May and June Planting tips: Camassia does well in well-drained soil, but it can also thrive in moist soil.
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Bench
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Love the bigger stone
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Blue flowers
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Wild hyacinth
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Camas , qua mash , wild hyacinth
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August 29, 2012
Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth Camassia These tall stalks with blue or cream flowering racemes look striking in mass. Plant in the middle of borders with daylilies, peonies or hostas that can cover any dying foliage. Camas is also right at home in moist meadows, in woodlands and beside streams where it can naturalize. Notable varieties include 'Blue Danube' (pictured here) and 'Alba', a creamy white. USDA zones: 3 to 11 Sun requirement: Full sun to light shade Height: 2 to 4 feet Bloom time: May and June Planting tips: Camassia does well in well-drained soil, but it can also thrive in moist soil.
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Possibly plant in front of woods?
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jacintos
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stone wall with flat surface
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the flowers
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Very modern/"neat" looking, but with traditional plants
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February 16, 2012
Like the mass of color, garden walls and the gaps in the wall. Also like the use of river rock for the edges of the lawn, but it seems like that will be a long-term maintenance/weeding problem.
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