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Celebrate Black Plants on Halloween

In honor of Halloween, let’s celebrate those plants costumed with hauntingly black (or nearly black) foliage. Just as black cats add mystery on Halloween night, black-foliaged plants add a sense of mystery to beds, borders and containers. There are many plants that we grow as annuals in Zone 5 gardens with foliage as dark as… Continue reading Celebrate Black Plants on Halloween

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Fall Front Porch Decorating

I don’t relish the end of summer, but I do enjoy giving the front of my home its fall makeover. As you can see, plants in my summer containers were textbook examples of overachievers, nearly blocking entry to the front door. She could barely get a glimpse of guests from behind the flowers and foliage… Continue reading Fall Front Porch Decorating