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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).
Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Big Foliage for Small Spaces
Northern gardeners will recognize and appreciate Siberian bugloss (Brunnera cvs, zones 3 to 8). This shade-loving perennial also brightens up a woodland garden.

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Lee Taylor added this to Landscape Ideas
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nice for corner below deck next to garage
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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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Northern gardeners will recognize and appreciate Siberian bugloss (Brunnera cvs, zones 3 to 8). This shade-loving perennial also brightens up a woodland garden.
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Siberian bugloss (Brunnera cvs, zones 3 to 8)
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Siberian bugloss (Brunnera cvs, zones 3 to 8). This shade-loving perennial also brightens up a woodland garden.
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Use the variegated green leaf to create a border
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big leaf brunnea
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Northern gardeners will recognize and appreciate Siberian bugloss (Brunnera cvs, zones 3 to 8). This shade-loving perennial also brightens up a woodland garden.
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Siberian bugloss (Brunnera cvs) shade-loving perennial
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Siberian Bugloss
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Northern gardeners will recognize and appreciate Siberian bugloss (Brunnera cvs, zones 3 to 8). This shade-loving perennial also brightens up a woodland garden.
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siberian bugloss (brunnera cvs)
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combination of grass and grey leaves is lovely
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Northern gardeners will recognize and appreciate Siberian bugloss (Brunnera cvs, zones 3 to 8). This shade-loving perennial also brightens up a woodland garden.
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Siberian bugloss
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forget me nots
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Northern gardeners will recognize and appreciate Siberian bugloss (Brunnera cvs, zones 3 to 8). This shade-loving perennial also brightens up a woodland garden.
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Siberian bugloss, shade loving
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Sinerian Bugloos
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Siberian bugloss (Brunnera cvs, zones 3 to 8). shade-loving perennial
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Variegated leaves
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For side yard.
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July 23, 2014
Lovely grass, green and ground cover combination. Blue ground cover: Isotoma Fluvitilis "Blue Star Creeper", grass: Carex Morrowii "Aurea Variegata", leafy plant: Brunnera "Jack Frost"
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Siberian bugloss; zones 3-8; shade and woodland gardens
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Big Foliage for Small Spaces Northern gardeners will recognize and appreciate Siberian bugloss (Brunnera cvs, zones 3 to 8). This shade-loving perennial also brightens up a woodland garden.
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SIberian bugloss shade loving
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Siberian Bugloss
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Siberian brunnera
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Siberian bugloss. - shade
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brunnera, silk tassel carex, blue star creeper together
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Shade plant
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Northern gardeners will recognize and appreciate Siberian bugloss (Brunnera cvs, zones 3 to 8). This shade-loving perennial also brightens up a woodland garden.
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Garden idea
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Bulgeria
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Jack Frost plant
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Border plant
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Delicate ground cover adds softness.
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Patio planting?
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Shade garden
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layered softness
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white dusting on the hostas
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Silver heart
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Burners,hostage, rescue
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brunnera (center), blue hostas and blue fescue are good choices. Blue star creeper Carex morrowii 'Aurea Variegta'
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Shade garden
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Brunnera 'Jack Frost', Carex morrowi "Aurea Variegata"
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Side yard
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Shade plants
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what is that plant?
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Brunnera
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Brunera
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Burners shady plant
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See notes for plants
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jack frost grouping
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Bitki
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Austin shade plants
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Texture!
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En masse planting
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jack frost brunerra
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Caladium
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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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November 10, 2013
Good plants for side yard.
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November 10, 2013
LOVE
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Landscaping
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November 5, 2013
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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Jardin
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hostas and ground cover
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Hostas below tree
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hostas/plants
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October 16, 2013
Nice foliage combo.
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Plants lining stone pathway
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October 13, 2013
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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Green foliage in a form of hedge
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Plantkeuses. Teksture
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planter on side front
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Texture
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October 6, 2013
Good combo.
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Foliage texture
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Plant combination
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front walkway
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layers
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leaves and ground cover
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October 5, 2013
variegated green leaves with the grass in the back, really like this!
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October 5, 2013
One of my favorite plants used especially well.
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White and green leaves
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Foliage
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October 4, 2013
It works!
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October 4, 2013
Mix of foliage types
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Garden
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October 3, 2013
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.
Laura Wilson added this to Gardens
October 3, 2013
Like this plant
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October 3, 2013
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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October 3, 2013
love the set up
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October 3, 2013
Plant
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October 3, 2013
Planting shapes and colours
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October 3, 2013
groundcover for front beds, in front of windows
tlmn added this to Landscape Ideas
October 3, 2013
All green, different heights & textures, beautiful!
thekarenursic added this to karen's garden
October 2, 2013
great for side yard
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October 2, 2013
three textures work well together here
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October 2, 2013
forget me not with linear grass and soft ground cover
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October 2, 2013
diff textures
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texture
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October 2, 2013
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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October 2, 2013
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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October 2, 2013
For against a fence, cascading onto tarmac.... linear tall grasses, bulky variegated leaves, delicate fancy ground cover
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Foliage
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Mix
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Don't forget hostas
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brunnera macrophylla Jack Frost
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play on texture is lovely
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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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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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scale & texture - grass, lobed & tiny
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Variegated False forget me knot, brunnera macrophylla "Jack Frost"
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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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Great filler
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Textures in planting
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brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
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the contrasting foliage
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all green. and the contrast of textures
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distinct textures
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Pretty
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Ground cover idea
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Love the 3 types of foliage. Brunnera Jack Frost. Love ground cover
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Garden
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For under trees in back yard
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get hosts shade for Don's back yard/lt. blue lobelia
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Love it
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Landscape path
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Another view of ground cover
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Love this foliage!
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grass behind silver plant
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Garden
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Grass: Brunnera 'Jack Frost'
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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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hosta
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Plants
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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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shade plants with great folliage
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ground cover
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brunnera jack frost
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textures and layers
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July 13, 2013
substitute lady's mantle. otherwise, I love this look
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love this plant combination
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heights of plants
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Grass Nd ground cover
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Brunnera 'Jack Frost
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