24 surprising plant combos

What happens when a plant biologist and a landscape artist team up to create a garden on a California hillside? Surprising plant combinations at every turn

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Cool, calm, and collected
Erin Kunkel

Cool, calm, and collected

This pot combination is stunning. An ‘Ever Red’ phormium makes a dark plum background for a feathery thread-leaf Nandina, and a spiny silver Puya coerulea violacea. In back, chartreuse heuchera leafs out in between mondo grass.

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