salvia in urn at the Biltmore
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Even estate gardeners at the Biltmore let themselves go a little bonkers sometimes. The plant is golden pineapple sage (Salvia elegans ‘Golden Delicious’), which often flowers until December in Portland, though it rarely survives January and February.

lucy & nancy at pdx nursery
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I ran into garden designer Lucy Hardiman and gardener extraordinaire Nancy Goldman at the Portland Nursery last week, as they gathered plants for a joint container planting spree. What did you do with all those plants, ladies?

lucy's trio of pots
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Designer Lucy Hardiman has this trio of pots in her front garden that I love for its summery lushness. Variegated hosta, golden Japanese forest grass and the cold-hardy perennial Impatiens omeiense, with exquisite marbled foliage and apricot or pale yellow flowers in summer. Divinely simple.

salvia in urn at the Biltmore
lucy & nancy at pdx nursery
lucy's trio of pots
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