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Garden Talk: September - show us your dark plants

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 1, 2009
12:34 PM

Post #7012205

Here's Lucy, one of Zuzu's kitties.

Since it's getting dark earlier each day I thought maybe we could show some of our darkest plants whether they be tulips, irises, trees like Copper Beech, perennials like Actea, dark sedums or near black roses.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 1, 2009
12:38 PM

Post #7012210

Heuchera 'Obsidian' really stands out in this (mostly) hosta garden.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 1, 2009
12:39 PM

Post #7012214

Heuchera 'Palace Purple' grows well in sun or shade.

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 1, 2009
4:30 PM

Post #7013071

Mmmm, love dark plants, mostly dark bronze colored I guess they would be, the challenge is to set them off so they show nicely with other plants, I'm not always that good at it. Lime and dark are my favorite combos, pirl, I know you do that combo well from past pictures!

Black monda grass and Echeveria 'Black Prince'

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Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 1, 2009
4:34 PM

Post #7013082

Aeonium 'Schwarzkopf ' with blue gray leaves & lime bloom head of a euphorbia.

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 1, 2009
4:35 PM

Post #7013091

Dark violas are always a favorite.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 1, 2009
4:41 PM

Post #7013116

Love that 'Schwarzkopf'!

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 1, 2009
4:45 PM

Post #7013132

I break off pieces of it and pop in into other places, it's such an easy plant! Sometimes, I think when it's heat stressed, it's a solid dark, I like it when it has the green center.

This was a new iris for me this year, Dangerous Mood.

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Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 1, 2009
4:52 PM

Post #7013168

A hard daylily to photograph, hybridized by a friend, Black Eyed Bully

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 1, 2009
5:01 PM

Post #7013205

A favorite daylily, Planet Max

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 1, 2009
6:50 PM

Post #7013590

Let me get my camera
Back in a bit

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 1, 2009
7:16 PM

Post #7013666

Here we are
left clockwise
Kantigne Royale w/appaloosa
glory w/ watermelon
Heuchera Black Current

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 1, 2009
7:19 PM

Post #7013676

the rest
persicaria
Felix w/lemonsunsation
Hardy Geranium Midnight reiter
Heuchera Plum Pudding
actaea black neglegee

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 1, 2009
9:01 PM

Post #7014076

Oh, I love this thread. I don't have a lot of dark plants myself, but I love looking at photos of them.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 1, 2009
10:16 PM

Post #7014423

Not even dark roses?
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 1, 2009
10:18 PM

Post #7014433

Oh, yes, I do have those, Pirl. I'll post some of them this evening.
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
6:24 AM

Post #7016266

Okay, here are the darkest roses I have. This one's Abracadabra. It used to have yellow stripes, but they disappeared a long time ago. It's actually prettier now, without the stripes.

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
6:25 AM

Post #7016268

This one's Black Baccara. It's the only one with "black" in its name and it's the lightest one of the bunch.


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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
6:28 AM

Post #7016271

This is Ebb Tide.

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
6:33 AM

Post #7016276

Memphis Music is a miniature rose. These are the same stripes that used to be on Abracadabra.

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
6:37 AM

Post #7016277

This is Midnight Blue.

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 2, 2009
6:39 AM

Post #7016278

I agree, that unstriped Abracadabra is prettier. now you can just focus on those high buds.
This is Zuzu's Olde Romeo

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
6:40 AM

Post #7016279

This one is called Night Time.

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
6:42 AM

Post #7016280

Hiya, Suzie. You're out of alphabetical order. I didn't get there yet.

This is Nigrette.

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
6:44 AM

Post #7016283

Oklahoma isn't always this dark, but some of the blooms are.

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
6:46 AM

Post #7016285

Sue's photo of my Olde Romeo is prettier than any of mine, so I'll move down the alphabet to The Prince.

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
6:47 AM

Post #7016287

This is Tradescant.

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
6:50 AM

Post #7016288

Well, I meant to do these in alphabetical order, but I forgot about Ink Spots.

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 2, 2009
6:52 AM

Post #7016289

Love them all!
Sorry, when I popped that one in, I didn't know you were in the middle of posting, should have checked the time but I was just going to bed and thought of that rose.
Hope someone else pipes in here soon and shares some Sept. darks.
Night all.
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
6:58 AM

Post #7016293

I don't think they have to be September darks. Dig through your photos and find some more from before. I have some cool black(ish) irises, but I can't find the photos. Your Schwarzkopf is gorgeous, Sue.

Any black cats or dogs?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2009
10:04 AM

Post #7016401

Dont get carried away now.
The roses are fantastic.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2009
11:57 AM

Post #7016550

Love the roses, especially The Prince.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2009
12:44 PM

Post #7016651

Dark for today

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2009
1:19 PM

Post #7016738

I spotted some dark sweet potato vine, Jo Ann. Yesterday I cut mine up because it was beginning to block the steps to the kitchen. I'm trying to root the pieces. Has anyone had success with doing that?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2009
2:19 PM

Post #7016899

yep its in full sun on concrete and seldome watered. I have another in a container thats much happier and nearly at the ground.
Our season is shorter here so If this is a "Sweetpotatovine contest"
I'll concede now

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 2, 2009
3:02 PM

Post #7017091

My favorite cordyline 'Festival' in a pot with oxalis 'Zinfandel'

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 2, 2009
3:04 PM

Post #7017099

Midnight Sun pansy

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 2, 2009
3:08 PM

Post #7017118

1/2 dark, does that count? Spiced Tiger bearded iris

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2009
3:11 PM

Post #7017130

Beautiful color harmony, Sue.

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 2, 2009
3:21 PM

Post #7017169

I just found a shot of Midnight Blue in my Mom's garden. I may have to get this one some day!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2009
3:28 PM

Post #7017197

WOW They are great

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 2, 2009
3:52 PM

Post #7017290

I try pirl!

Sometimes I grow this solid dark castor bean, 'Red Spire', from seeds that I got from another DG member. I didn't grow one this year.

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Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 2, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #7017301

Euphorbia 'Blackbird'

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #7017335

I'm in trouble now. Think I have to look into euphrobias

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2009
4:13 PM

Post #7017355

OK Where can I find a seller for euphorbias?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2009
4:20 PM

Post #7017371

Great photos, as always, Sue.

I have quite a few Euphorbias but got them from different places so I can't help, Jo Ann.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2009
4:24 PM

Post #7017388

I found Blackbird at Bluestone and GC has some. most for 2010 delivery. OK by me the heeel hurrrts so saving it for bulbs and JI's iris comming from Snowpeaks
venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2009
7:22 PM

Post #7018037

Jo Ann, I got my first euphorbia from Lazy ss this year and love it!

Great darks everyone! I think I might have to check out dark roses available from Palatine.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2009
7:35 PM

Post #7018077

I'll put LazySS on my hunt, The euphrob are on my 2010 wish list
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2009
7:39 PM

Post #7018092

I didn't read Sue's post thoroughly enough and thought the Aeonium 'Schwarzkopf' was the Euphorbia. That's what drugs will do. The Aeonium would be a house plant here.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2009
7:46 PM

Post #7018110

The castor plant is beautiful but wayyy too big for this garden
We have had problems with wild castor bean here its poisonus

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 2, 2009
7:49 PM

Post #7018117

Bet my garden is smaller! I pull them after a year. Last year I let two over winter, they were a pain to pull out, the roots went too deep and wide. Only poisonous if you eat the seeds that look like beans. I have small dogs, never had a problem but I try not to let the seeds over ripen and only let them mature if i plan on collecting them.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2009
7:50 PM

Post #7018122

I love your gardens Sue
dathen
W of Cleveland, OH
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2009
7:55 PM

Post #7018135

I hope I can butt in here. I was just taking a break from planting dayliles and came upon this thread. Have to say that I've never seen so many beautiful flowers - all of them. I didn't even know that there were roses out there that gorgeous. WOW

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2009
8:40 PM

Post #7018302

welcome to garden talk
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2009
8:55 PM

Post #7018347

I'll have to get a photo tomorrow of our castor plant. I just threw the seed head across the fence and didn't care what happened to it so, of course, I have this monster plant but the clematis, Henryi, seems to enjoy it.
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2009
10:45 PM

Post #7018634

A tri- colored beech against the sky

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gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2009
10:46 PM

Post #7018639

A dark daylily

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gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #7018642

My favorite mini iris

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Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
10:55 PM

Post #7018662

I can certainly see why that's your favorite mini iris. It's stunning. Do you know the name?
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2009
11:04 PM

Post #7018693

I just knew someone would ask so I looked it up.
It is Jewel baby , I read on the iris forum some did not like it because it has the extra petals often.
I know there is a technical name for ''extra ''petals but the name escapes me now.
I just like the color and do not mind the unusual flower.
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 2, 2009
11:26 PM

Post #7018755

Thanks for looking it up. I love the extra petals!
dathen
W of Cleveland, OH
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2009
11:36 PM

Post #7018780

Thank you, ge1836.
venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #7018855

I love that mini also. I need a new baby.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2009
12:13 AM

Post #7018887

Pirl, Great idea for a thread.
Calif_Sue, Love the Aeonium 'Schwarzkopf I have wanted one of those for a long time. Oh, that Spiced Tiger bearded iris, swoon.
Zuzu, Those roses are just beautiful especially love the Tradescant.
Gardengus, I just love mini iris that Jewel baby is a beauty. I was just out checking out the Tri-color Beeches in our area. I wanted to see how they look by the end of summer. I have quite a few dark plants I start off with this Jack in the Pulpit ‘Arisaema Speciosum’

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2009
12:24 AM

Post #7018913

It's so beautiful it almost looks fake!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #7019067

It's a beautiful plant the leaves are huge and have a very interesting shape. I ordered it from the calla lily co-op it came from Pacific Calla. Almost gave it away after I realized that it's listed as not hardy for my zone, so glad I changed my mind.
This Persion Shield is from last summer, sorry to say I never did get one this year. They were hard to find and I waited a bit too long to go looking.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7019085

Somehow I planted this tall dark purple Columbine in front of the white Azalea and it really shows off.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2009
1:18 AM

Post #7019118

Here is one of my Daylilies, Not sure of the name.

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venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2009
1:29 AM

Post #7019158

Holly, your azalea/cloumbine combo is magnificent!!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2009
2:17 AM

Post #7019387

Thanks venu209 it's one of my favorites.
Pretty common Morning Glory but I really like this one.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2009
2:34 AM

Post #7019446

Ornamental Sweet Potato "Blackie"

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 3, 2009
9:12 AM

Post #7020124

Holly does that calla bloom in summer?
Its a beauty
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2009
11:09 AM

Post #7020250

All wonderful photos, Holly Ann, but like Louise I love the columbine and azalea.
gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 3, 2009
12:07 PM

Post #7020374

Well, my camera seems to have died, so can't get any pics now, but I do have a few from earlier in the season. This Lily is the darkest I have, it's either Ebony or Dimension from Faraway Flowers- I had both, lost one, and now am not sure which is left. They both are very dark and sultry.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 3, 2009
12:09 PM

Post #7020379

I have Landini and thought it was fabulous

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gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 3, 2009
12:16 PM

Post #7020395

'Black Jack' Sedum is a good performer for me. Its in bloom now, the blooms are providing that nice contrast of pink/mauve with the dark leaves, but my favorite was when these hardy Geraniums were in bloom with it.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2009
12:27 PM

Post #7020424

ge1836, The Jack in the Pulpit ‘Arisaema Speciosum’? Yes, it bloomed earlier this summer and the foliage is just dying back now. Since it isn't hardy I grew it in a pot which I set in one of the shade gardens. Hopefully I will have luck overwintering the bulb but I expect to get a few more of these as I loved the plant. I really don't have any good pics with the foliage but this will give you an idea.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 3, 2009
12:37 PM

Post #7020448

Thanks Holly
Gemeni your combos are great.
I love the dark leaved sedums
This is Xenox with Caramel heuchera
I'm putting Black Jack on my wish list

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2009
1:04 PM

Post #7020503

Neal - your combo with Black Jack is divine!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2009
12:52 PM

Post #7024639

This was taken earlier this summer. The some of heuchera's are looking a bit ratty right about now.
Think this is Pewter Moon.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2009
1:02 PM

Post #7024675

I am partial to the dark leaved heuchs
I have Prince of Silver

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2009
1:38 PM

Post #7024788

Holly Ann - is that hosta Niagara, behind the heuchera?

I do love the dark heucheras and the lighter ones, like Peach Melba and Creme Brulee definitely do not like my garden. The "curly" dark ones are my favorites, like Purple Petticoat: they just don't always photograph well.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2009
1:53 PM

Post #7024866

I have terra misu which I like and the sluggs seem to leave alone.
I also have Gingerale which is so-so and Sashay which was disapointment #2
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2009
2:00 PM

Post #7024891

Oh no! Sashay is at the top of my list. What didn't you like about it?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2009
2:14 PM

Post #7024950

the pics showed this

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2009
2:14 PM

Post #7024952

back in a minute

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2009
2:18 PM

Post #7024967

this is how its looked since the day I planted it in May

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2009
2:38 PM

Post #7025029

I'd be crushed, too. From all I've seen of it, probably through Terra Nova, it's very dark with curly edges that are silvery.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2009
2:40 PM

Post #7025039

not here, its green with curly edges.
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2009
8:42 PM

Post #7026047

I have been happy with this red perella (sp?) a nice deep color.

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gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2009
8:43 PM

Post #7026051

a dark basil

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gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2009
8:46 PM

Post #7026061

This is purple majesty millet.
I started it from seed , will be planting more next year.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #7026927

Pirl, Those are NOID hosta that I picked up at a swap. Someone a month or so ago (might have been you) seem to think they were Niagara.
I have Perilla growing next to one of my water features.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7026936

How about a dark orchid? This Sherry Baby has 4 flower stalks and another one coming on, tons of blossoms. The smell is just heavenly.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #7027054

Gardengus, Love that purple majesty millet. I've been wanting to grow some purple millet near my bird feeders for a couple of years now. Just never got around to it.
Darkest clematis The President

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2009
1:41 AM

Post #7027099

Calif_Sue, I have a couple of Echeveria 'Black Prince' this one is in an old pair of work boots and the other is in a sedum wreath.

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 5, 2009
6:42 AM

Post #7027769

Cute idea, the work boots planting!
BlissfulGarden
Baton Rouge, LA

September 5, 2009
9:03 AM

Post #7027794

Hmm, had to look some up... Here's my darkest daylily, Maleficent:

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BlissfulGarden
Baton Rouge, LA

September 5, 2009
9:06 AM

Post #7027798

Love everybody's darks, btw. They're beautiful! I always seem to go for the brights when I'm at the nursery, but lust for the gorgeous darks when I see them in photos. I really do need to treat the nursery like the grocery store... make a list before I go so I don't want to get everything I see!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 5, 2009
10:09 AM

Post #7027835

Beautiful DL.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 9, 2009
9:27 AM

Post #7043265

This is yesterdays collage with a low dark sedum Bertrand ?
Wooops
Kantigne Royalle with tiera Misu heuchera I might have posted this on another thread

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2009
10:48 AM

Post #7043329

Calif_Sue, Thanks, Those are my old work boots. I spent 32 years working in a warehouse wearing steel toed work boots. I wore those for the last 2 years before I retired. Last summer they were nicely stuffed but they are looking a bit bare this year. Next spring I will add a few more sedums.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2009
10:55 AM

Post #7043340

Here is my other Black Prince. It is growing on a sedum wreath.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 9, 2009
11:17 AM

Post #7043354

nice wreath Holly
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2009
12:20 PM

Post #7043450

Thanks, It has some very nice plants in it. I belong to a Hobby Greenhouse Assoc. and it was a summer project at our annual picnic. Everyone brought plant starters to share and there was a great variety of plants. I hope I will be able to maintain it over the winter. I did two of them this one with the sedums and another with hosta, ivy, impatiens, squill and lobelia.
I wanted to post another pic of my birdbath pond with the perilla. I didn't have room to put this pot of taro in the ponds so I just sat it here next to this pond and I really love the look of the large smooth leaves against the dark curly leaves of the perilla. I also have a green and white variegated grass growing not too far away that fits in nicely with the color combo, too.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2009
1:00 PM

Post #7043579

This was another nice surprise that I have been enjoying all summer long. Last spring when I planted pansies I wasn't even sure of most of the colors as many of them didn't have buds yet. I just love this dark purple pansy against the lighter (might be ginger ale) heuchera. Besides the color combo this one along with several other pansies have been blooming all summer long, very unusual for our area.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 9, 2009
1:32 PM

Post #7043670

nice blue with that heuchera,I have gingerale as well.

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 9, 2009
2:18 PM

Post #7043826

Nice pics HollyAnn.

This is a dark black begonia, currently I am trying to get a definitive ID on it.from begonia experts. I do need to repot it too and I think I'll go lime green to match those centers.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2009
2:24 PM

Post #7043850

Lovely plant and that lime green is my new favorite color because it goes with so many coleus. Some golden moneywort might work well with it.

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 9, 2009
2:38 PM

Post #7043895

Currently, there is no room in the pot for anything else, as is the case of most of my begonias. This one is my favorite, named Susie's Curl.

Here's the PF for it with all the pics I've added, neat plant.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/173087/

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2009
3:16 PM

Post #7044008

I really love this photo of it: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/242393/

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 9, 2009
3:40 PM

Post #7044104

WOW Looks dangerous
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2009
3:42 PM

Post #7044123

I think it looks like one of those spiky caterpillars.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #7044283

What beautiful begonias. I love begonias but have only just started growing them.
You are right Calif_Sue something lime green to match the center would be very nice. The golden moneywort would trail nicely over the edge of the pot Pirl.
BTW, Ric loves the duck. LOL
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 9, 2009
4:26 PM

Post #7044306

Can plants w/ dark spots be included? here is a manfreda. I'm not straight on the correct botanical name. It is a low maintenance plant, which I have potted in full sun, getting water...whenever it falls from the sky. This was a little plant from a coop a few years back. Has filled out nicely. Requires no winter protection in my area but it does get ratty.

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 9, 2009
4:27 PM

Post #7044312

closeup

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2009
5:07 PM

Post #7044459

Love the spots and the edges. Very nice.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 9, 2009
5:16 PM

Post #7044492

Show me any thread that sticks to the topic religeously.
Maybe I can pix the black spots on my tomatoes
LOL

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Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 9, 2009
9:11 PM

Post #7045139

Ohhh, I LOVE that plant Nery! I have a different variety but yours is cool. If you ever divide it, think of me and we'll trade for something :-)

Those begonia 'eye lashes' are soft, nothing spiky like cacti.
venu209
Jersey Shore, NJ
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #7046081

Sue, your black begonia reminds of stars in a night sky. Very striking plant.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 10, 2009
8:51 AM

Post #7046732

beautiful black begonia
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2009
3:45 PM

Post #7074053

Black Pearl, Ornamental Pepper I planted several of these along with Sweet Creme Marigolds as a border in my Veggie garden.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2009
3:53 PM

Post #7074077

Just loved these marigolds, they got huge and the blooms were beautiful. Looked very good with the Black Pear. Sorry I couldn't get a really good pic showing the bloom well.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 17, 2009
4:56 PM

Post #7074287

I didnt have luck with ornamental pepper,or Persian Shield.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7075716

Beautiful plants, Holly Ann!

Persian Shield was doing beautifully in a pot in a hosta garden with just a bit of morning sun. The pot had fallen over but the plant was doing terrific. Then along came the winds and I tried turning the pot to the correct position and found it had rooted itself in the ground so I ended up breaking all those roots. Now it's back in good shape after flooding it for a few days.
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 18, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #7075799

I am trying to decide if I want to bring one of the Black Pearls in as a house plant. I would have to dig it up and pot it. I did put several in pots near my gazebo with the patio tomatoes but those didn't do near as well. They are much smaller but would have to be uprooted as well so I might as well bring in a larger plant. I am also trying to decide what to do about my coleus, take cuttings and try to keep them or just let those go. Too many pretty plants to leave freeze and too many pretty plants to bring inside. How about a few darker Caladiums

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #7075812

Very nice. I like the spotted caladiums.

I'm bringing in all my favorite coleus and have numerous cuttings to find spots for this winter. It will be a challenge.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2009
9:26 AM

Post #7076743

I have handed out so many cuttings this week before a frost!
Its embarrasing to look at the pots
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2009
9:40 AM

Post #7076756

If they are pots you'll be bringing inside they will recover. If not, close your eyes!
BlissfulGarden
Baton Rouge, LA

September 21, 2009
3:36 AM

Post #7086321

Sue, your new begonia looks just like my 'Black Velvet'.

Here's a link to PF: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/125587/

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


September 21, 2009
6:41 AM

Post #7086557

Yeah, that was the distinct possibility I too came up with Evey, I just need to confirm it with some begonia gurus.

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