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Pool garden border
Photo by Norm Plate

Pool garden border

Borders don't have to be large or complex to have visual impact; just four or five well-chosen plants can work wonders.

Here, a border of purple African daisies, lobelia, sea lavender, and silvery dusty Miller hugs a pool in Scottsdale, AZ.

Design: Graham Smith, Arcadia Studio (602/955-0301)

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