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Austin Residence

This project was designed to compliment the clients simple lifestyle and minimalist taste. The entry courtyard is cool and clean, the sideyard has a wide expanse of lawn surrounded with low maintenance shrubs and trees. The back deck was made for entertaining. Eating and living areas defined by not only furniture but with large planters used as "room" dividers. The rest of the garden is mass planted with groundcover, shrubs and perennials.
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hedge33 wrote:
What is the ground cover with the tiny flowers? Gorgeous combination!
   Comment   January 17, 2014
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Thanks for asking...it is Isotoma fluvitilis - Blue Star Creeper
January 17, 2014 at 12:31pm   
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Nicole Barnett wrote:
The grass in the back what are they love the combo - Are they part shade tolerant
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Thank you for the inquiry...The grassy plant is Carex morrowii 'Aurea Variegata'. It prefers part shade and is hardy to Zone 3.
October 30, 2013 at 11:44am   
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idealist wrote:
Lovely plant combination. Could you please tell what is the variegated grass in the background. Thanks.
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It is Brunnera 'Jack Frost', a perennial which blooms early in the season and these large leaves are carried all through summer and into fall.
February 4, 2013 at 12:00pm     
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Love this combination, I have recently found the beauty in foliage plants for my pots, instead of tedious annuals. Greens, silvers and all kinds of Coleus. Low maintenance and textured! Then...in the ground they go!
April 18, 2013 at 2:22pm     
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Frank Organ added this to Unsung Garden Hero: Fantastic Foliage
Perennial plants can also provide us with more subtle planting. Brunnera is a great plant for moist, shady situations. Its large heart-shape leaves make a good ground cover, and though it has delicate sprays of flowers similar to forget-me-nots, the foliage is the real winner. This variety is Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Wings', whose variegated leaves seem to have an almost silver overlay. Here they contrast against spiky grasses for a tropical effect.
If you want to go for blues, brunnera (center), blue hostas and blue fescue are good choices.
Amy Renea added this to Summer Gardens Sing With Blues
Some plants pack a double whammy with blue-tinted foliage and little blue flowers. One of my favorites is brunnera, a blue-tinged shade plant (center).

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April 9, 2014
Side yard
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March 30, 2014
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November 17, 2013
Interesting plant combo texture
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November 11, 2013
n the photo be­low, the large, heart-shaped fo­liage of var­ie­gated false for­get-me-not (Brun­nera macro­phylla 'Jack Frost') is set off nicely be­tween the tiny, sim­ple fo­liage of a ground cover and the airy, lin­ear fo­liage of a grass.
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November 10, 2013
In the photo below, the large, heart-shaped foliage of variegated false forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost') is set off nicely between the tiny, simple foliage of a ground cover and the airy, linear foliage of a grass.
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Good plants for side yard.
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November 10, 2013
LOVE
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Landscaping
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Borders or massing of this silvery burnnera or even caladiums can add texture and color while maintaining a clean, ordered look.
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Borders or massing of this silvery burnnera or even caladiums can add texture and color while maintaining a clean, ordered look.
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var. brunnera
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in smaller spaces limit number of choices you are using
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hostas and ground cover
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Hostas below tree
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October 17, 2013
hostas/plants
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October 16, 2013
Nice foliage combo.
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More Shade Plants
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varigated leaves with textured plants
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Love the plant mix here.
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Row of jack frostbrunnera
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Good combo.
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variegated green leaves with the grass in the back, really like this!
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One of my favorite plants used especially well.
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Mix of foliage types
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the large, heart-shaped foliage of variegated false forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost') is set off nicely between the tiny, simple foliage of a ground cover and the airy, linear foliage of a grass.
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Like this plant
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large, heart-shaped foliage of variegated false forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost') is set off nicely between the tiny, simple foliage of a ground cover and the airy, linear foliage of a grass.
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love the set up
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Planting shapes and colours
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groundcover for front beds, in front of windows
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All green, different heights & textures, beautiful!
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great for side yard
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three textures work well together here
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forget me not with linear grass and soft ground cover
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texture
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the large, heart-shaped foliage of variegated false forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost') is set off nicely between the tiny, simple foliage of a ground cover and the airy, linear foliage of a grass.
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Garden TEXTURE the large, heart-shaped foliage of variegated false forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost') is set off nicely between the tiny, simple foliage of a ground cover and the airy, linear foliage of a grass.
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large, heart-shaped foliage of variegated false forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost') is set off nicely between the tiny, simple foliage of a ground cover and the airy, linear foliage of a grass.
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For against a fence, cascading onto tarmac.... linear tall grasses, bulky variegated leaves, delicate fancy ground cover
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Don't forget hostas
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October 2, 2013
brunnera macrophylla Jack Frost
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play on texture is lovely
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October 2, 2013
In the photo below, the large, heart-shaped foliage of variegated false forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost') is set off nicely between the tiny, simple foliage of a ground cover and the airy, linear foliage of a grass.
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost heart shaped leaves
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heart shaped foliage of variegaed false forget-me-not (Brnnera macrophylla Jack Frost), ground cover and linear foliage of a grass
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variegated false forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost') is set off nicely between the tiny, simple foliage of a ground cover and the airy, linear foliage of a grass.
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October 2, 2013
In the photo below, the large, heart-shaped foliage of variegated false forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost') is set off nicely between the tiny, simple foliage of a ground cover and the airy, linear foliage of a grass.
Liese Sadler added this to edgedale's ideas
October 2, 2013
scale & texture - grass, lobed & tiny
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October 2, 2013
Variegated False forget me knot, brunnera macrophylla "Jack Frost"
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September 30, 2013
Combination of plants
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Texturas, Niveles con plantas
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Contrast of leaves with grasses
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garden foliage different textures vogelmiere als ground cover, gras
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September 29, 2013
Great filler
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September 29, 2013
leaves
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September 29, 2013
Textures in planting
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September 29, 2013
brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
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September 28, 2013
the contrasting foliage
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September 28, 2013
all green. and the contrast of textures
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September 28, 2013
distinct textures
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September 28, 2013
Pretty
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September 28, 2013
Ground cover idea
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September 28, 2013
Love the 3 types of foliage. Brunnera Jack Frost. Love ground cover
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September 28, 2013
Garden
ruby12reader added this to my garden
September 28, 2013
For under trees in back yard
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September 27, 2013
get hosts shade for Don's back yard/lt. blue lobelia
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September 27, 2013
Love it
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Landscape path
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September 19, 2013
Another view of ground cover
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September 9, 2013
Love this foliage!
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September 2, 2013
grass behind silver plant
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August 25, 2013
Garden
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August 23, 2013
Grass: Brunnera 'Jack Frost'
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August 22, 2013
big leaves
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August 19, 2013
PRO Creative Garden Spaces It is Brunnera 'Jack Frost', a perennial which blooms early in the season and these large leaves are carried all through summer and into fall.
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August 7, 2013
hosta
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August 6, 2013
Plants
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August 6, 2013
Wild Ginger: Light:Part Sun,ShadeZones:3-8Plant Type:PerennialPlant Height:4-10 inches tallPlant Width:6-12 inches wideLandscape Uses:Containers,Beds & Borders,Slopes,GroundcoverSpecial Features:Attractive Foliage,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
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natural plant design
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Jack Frost brunnera
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Jack Frost Brunnera
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July 25, 2013
shade plants with great folliage
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July 21, 2013
ground cover
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brunnera jack frost
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July 15, 2013
textures and layers
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July 13, 2013
substitute lady's mantle. otherwise, I love this look
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July 10, 2013
love this plant combination
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July 10, 2013
heights of plants
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July 7, 2013
Grass Nd ground cover
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Brunnera 'Jack Frost
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June 30, 2013
brunnera jack frost coleus
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June 28, 2013
brunnela
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Brun­nera macro­phylla 'Sil­ver Wings'
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June 25, 2013
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Jardim
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Hosta
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June 19, 2013
Brunnera 'Jack Frost', a perennial which blooms early in the season and these large leaves are carried all through summer and into fall.
127mavis added this to Landscape Ideas
June 12, 2013
Like it.
judianna added this to judianna's ideas
June 12, 2013
lovely contrast
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June 11, 2013
Perennial plants can also provide us with more subtle planting. Brunnera is a great plant for moist, shady situations. Its large heart-shape leaves make a good ground cover, and though it has delicate sprays of flowers similar to forget-me-nots, the foliage is the real winner. This variety is Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Wings', whose variegated leaves seem to have an almost silver overlay. Here they contrast against spiky grasses for a tropical effect.
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May 31, 2013
Brunnera Jack Frost
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May 23, 2013
variegated leafy border
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May 19, 2013
shade
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delicate groundcover in front
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shade plants
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May 14, 2013
Love the brunnera texture with the silvery variegated sedge
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May 13, 2013
Layout
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May 13, 2013
Brunnera 'Jack Frost' Hosta field
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May 9, 2013
Maybe for the backyard- nice mix of hastas and ground cover
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May 7, 2013
Jack frost, carex all gold. Nice combo for under birch. Lovely combo here with some favorite plants.
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For border under the Junipers
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brunnera jack frost
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verigated shade
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brunnera-shade
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Shades of blue
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Blue fescue, forget me nots add to my color guard
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Shade
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Shade
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April 12, 2013
great combo of varigated greens
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shade in front?
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contrast
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Burners?
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brunnera
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Brunera jack frost
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heart shaped leaves
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March 23, 2013
Brunnera for shade garden
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March 17, 2013
Very pretty and clean looking
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Green in shade
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Hosta
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green texture
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Plants
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Heart shaped plant
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Nice mixture of hostas and a delicate flowering groundcover
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moist shady groundcover fat leaves
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ooohhh love this so much
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contrasting plants
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brunnera large leaf
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Foliage
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brunnera silverwings,blue hostas , .naytive violet to complete for southfacing bed
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Coral Bells
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brunnera groundcover grasses
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January 27, 2013
Hedge plant option
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Brunnera centre, blue fescue
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blue hosta + brunnera + blue fescue
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Brunnera Looking glass combo
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