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Photo by John Granen; written by Kathleen N. Brenzel


Pave a trail to the coast

Give it twists and turns, then edge it with grasses, so strolling along it feels like a hike toward the water’s edge. This path winds through coppery New Zealand hair sedge (Carex tenuiculmis ‘Cappuccino’) and ‘Georgia Blue’ veronica. Miscanthus sinensis fans out at right, while bigleaf maples and Douglas firs create a view in the distance. Design: Susan Calhoun, Plantswoman Design, Bainbridge Island, WA ( or 206/842-2453)


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