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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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Add pizzazz to the garden with purple!

  Purple in the Garden was the title of a talk I recently presented to the Mt. Prospect Garden Club. I was thrilled when they requested this particular topic because I love purple. This mix of the primary colors red and blue brings out the best in neighboring plants. It eases the harshness of red… Continue reading Add pizzazz to the garden with purple!