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14 Beautiful Summer Gardens

May 12, 2016

When a planting scheme really comes together, magic happens. These gorgeous gardens are perfect examples.

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Photo: Image courtesy of RMS user chefboston

A Rainbow of Hues

Beginning gardeners who wonder what all the fuss with perennials is about need only look at this extraordinary display of color in this yard. Daylilies in a riot of different colors join with daisies, phlox, rudbeckia and many other hard-working perennials to create this amazing garden.

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Summer in the Southwest

In this Sedona-inspired Southwest landscape, designed by Jamie Durie, drought-tolerant plants with colorful foliage and strong vertical forms play off the richly hued hardscape that includes Mexican roof tiles.

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Photo: Shelley Metcalf. From: Bill Bocken.

Sparkling Foliage

A silver and purple color scheme is perfect for a hot, sunny spot in a summer garden.

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Photo: HGTV fan SpackleMuddPalin

Water-Wise Rose Garden

RMSer SpackleMuddPalin conserves water in her southern California garden. The roses get drip irrigation, she says, and "surrounding plants survive only on winter rain and waste water from the koi pond."

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