Sunday, September 13, 2015

Black magic in the garden

As the garden has developed we have both grown very fond of deep red, dark purple and almost black planting in the garden. Sunlight enhances the rich coloured leaves by enabling them to show their rich deep red and purple tones whilst the dullest of days serves to bring out the black. Add rain or dew to the mix and you get an altogether different perspective: the raindrops reflect the light like diamonds. This group of hues adds focal points to the garden and serves as a splendid backdrop to other plants and flowers or helps to lead the eye to a view.  If you have any recommendations for black or deep purple foliage plants, please let us know in the comments below.

















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  1. I also love dark colour foliage, some of the plants that I have planted are Cordyline dark red, Berberis , Heuchera purple, Lobelia Cardinalis, and geranium phaeum sambor ( mourning widow) the rest I think you already have.

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    1. Thanks Anne, currently in the UK so will look out for those.

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  2. Fabulous pictures as usual, I love your garden and choice of plants! If my garden looked like yours I would be a very happy girl! One day...

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    1. You'll get there I am sure. If you're passing give us a shout.

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    2. Thank you so much, will do.

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    3. Thank you so much, will do.

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  3. Just another though Ian, Smoke bush, 'Cotinus' I have wanted one for some time, today we managed to get one at a reasonable price, fantastic leaf colour.

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