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Sheila Schmitz
I've had great luck with stipa arundinacea. It's yellow and green most of the year, gets a little red when the sun is high. I never water it. And you don't have to sheer it back every year. http://www.anniesannuals.com/plt_lst/lists/general/lst.gen.asp?prodid=1004
   
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Erin Lang Norris
thanks so much for sharing this ideabook! i've spent the past 2 summers trying to organize the vast amount of flowers & plants from all the cottage style gardens that the previous homeowner left for us. i've been moving everything & planting them in huge groups rather than having one hosta here and another hosta there. it looks great!

and ps: i've been looking for a solution to the overly busy gardens in our retaining walls...i think that top photo is going to be what i end up going with this summer. thank you!
   
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Banyon Tree Design Studio
these photos are very evocative and I appreciate designers who can practice restraint in their designs.
   

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