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Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - Travel -

This com­bi­na­tion of Agave at­ten­u­ata ‘Nova’ ( 1) from Mex­ico, the grass-like restio, Tham­no­chor­tus in­sig­nis ( 2) and Aloe mac­u­lata ( 3) from South Africa, and Aeo­nium ar­boreum ‘Atrop­ur­pureum’ ( 4) from the Ca­nary Is­lands is typ­i­cal of the ex­per­i­men­tal schemes in Bernard’s gar­den, where he mixes plants from all five Mediter­ranean cli­mate regions. His aim is to cre­ate com­plex plant­ings with cul­ti­vars that wouldn’t usu­ally be seen to­gether, in a vis­ually pleas­ing, co­he­sive de­sign. “From this gar­den, I feel I have learned a lot about us­ing very dif­fer­ent groups of plants to­gether in very ef­fec­tive ways,” he says.

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