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Arrangement no. 1: Emerald sentinel This fragrant, herb-laden urn celebrates the surrounding landscape, and is a perfect example of the repetition technique. The Japanese forest grass, for example, recalls the grasses in the garden; in the pot itself, the leaves of the Japanese maple are echoed in trailing strands of ivy.

Saw this idea (for herb gardening, etc.) instead of raised box planters at the Desert Botanical gardens in Phoenix, AZ.

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