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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Black and a Dash of Bronze Gold

When it comes to fashion, black lit up by a dash of gold is always a winner. 
So what about it in the garden?

I rather guess that one has to carefully balance out the proportions, since too big a splash of very dark flowers could result gloomy or simply dull, since most black blooms are sumptuous when looked up close but tend to fade in a border.

So here is an possible planting list:

 Eremurus Cleopatra

 Hakonecloa Macro Nicholas

 Hakonechloa Gold

 Petunia Black Cat

 Sedum Linda Windsor

 Chrysanthemum Mum Homecoming ( fairly strange name for such a subtle Chrysanthemum)

 Hollyhock Black Magic

Dahlia Arabian Nights and Black Jack (above)

The selected plants are available at Thompson & Morgan and Blue Stone Nurseries.
www.thompson-morgan.com , www.bluestoneperennials.com

1 comment:

  1. Niesamowite są te ciemne kwiaty i sadziłabym je wśród jasnych. Pozdrawiam.
    These are incredible dark flowers and should be among the clear. I'd do the same. Yours.