Black and Beautiful – SoS 23/11
I’ve got a basically white garden and tend to accent mostly with blacks or close-to-blacks, even the odd grey or slate grey.
So here’s my few for this week’s SoS from our little Matchbox Garden in the city.
Spreading Petunia Midnight Gold. I was open-mouthed when I spotted this in our local hardware store. It was begging to come to my garden. Since I bought it, I’ve seen it at 3 other nurseries.
A deep burgundy almost black Primula Auricula that I acquired last week. A sturdy little thing that likes full sun.
This petite little thing is a delight and comes from a specialist nursery. I couldn’t resist it.
Fabulous aquilegia. Can’t remember the variety… you can see its not-so-subtle position in the white boxed border.
Black pansies – have been blooming for 7 months. Stirling little plants and so common but sometimes common means robust and and reliable!
Black iris – been in the garden for 9 months with a white one. I’d love to synchronise the flowering but they are three weeks apart and the white one’s done and dusted.
The deep magenta edge to the euphorbia just sneaks into the dark accents. And I LOVE the chartreuse flowers.
Deep edges of the ajuga also cut the mustard. But I snip the blue-ish flowers off. I’m nothing if not pedantic! 😉
And that’s it for me this week.
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That petunia is gorgeous!
Isn’t it stunning? I just had to have it!
Love the garden its looking fabulous, wonderful petunia
Thanks Libby. Every time we come to the city after being away for awhile, I’m staggered at how the little microclimate with big brush fences and an automatic watering system has come on, whereas at the coast, where it’s crackling dry and made worse by howling winds, it’s a battle every day.
Very striking colours! At this stage, I can’t remember what sunshine looks like so it is refreshing to see yours! Lovely Six.
For what its worth, Granny, we would kill for some of your rain. I’ll write a post one day about our paddocks and what we imagine they will be like by the end of summer. We’ve only had 300 mls of rain since November last year and it’s heading to be the driest year since records have been taken – 1830’s.
Everything is ready for the “Black Friday” !…?
I do like the petunia Midnight Gold…
Oh Fred, so true! Black Friday for which I should have been organised enough to promote all my books. Sadly my oprganisational skills get less the older I get. I get diverted by new plants in nurseries! 😉
Some real beauts there. That petunia is a real show stopper. That you have flowers of any sort would cause envy, but these are great ones, to be sure.
Thanks, Lora. It’s a nice time of year but won’t last long as we expect the hottest summer ever…