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black flowers and grasses

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 16:35

I tried that mad penguin but they just grew into each other...looked messy esp before imperata turned red. They don't stay separated on a perennial basis.  Currently I have a large ophiopogon in a large pot but I am oxe has never been more flummed 

White foliage?

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 15:48

Pansyface, I have one in front of a purple berberis and next to phormium Dazzler. On the other side is a blue microphylla Salvia.  Think it looks great.  Mine is trimmed into a mound, bit of topiary I guess.  

If you chuck it out I bet you will miss it....adds nice part to winter jigsaw too with daffs and tulips around it 

black flowers and grasses

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 14:14

Agree about After Eight and what a long bloomer too....just as good now as it was in June.  Purple and yellow foliage too for me Obelixx......have it everywhere 

White foliage?

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 13:43

We have done the black now who's for white foliage in the garden then?  Or almost white?  Miscanthus variegatus, arrhenatherum (always suspect I spell this incorrectly) bulbosum. Liriope blondie, Hosta it White Feather Hostafan?.....,, osteospermum gweek variegated, Hosta fire and ice, heuchera Snowstorm, pittosporum Irene Patterson (I have a variety name forgotten which is even whiter than Irene Patterson) mostly  all usually sited away from midday sun of course. Tulbaghia silver lace can get very silver/ white in mid summer for me too

my ulterior motive for this thread?  Ideas for more whiteish foliage? 


black flowers and grasses

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 13:29

Pittosporum tom thumb gets very black in winter.  Lovely sight then 


Posted: 16/10/2015 at 13:26

best to have a name totally unconnected with your own lesley.  Much like passwords for banking, on line companies, etc.  I have some pretty odd password combos 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 13:04




Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 13:01

Still hanging on....



Posted: 16/10/2015 at 12:40

It's ok Dove.......enjoy your coffee.  Hey!  I an see you there on opposite side Taking my cuppa outside In the warm sunshine 

black flowers and grasses

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 12:37

Not creepy but difficult to assimilate into the garden....ophiopogon for example is nice in a terracotta pot but is lost in the garden unless yellow or red foliage associated I think. But other "black" leaves.....dahlia after eight, actea black negligee, heuchera obsidion, astilbe choc shogun, etc., ......can be very attractive.  Black flowers? Not for me 

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