Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Gardening in Black and White
I've been thinking about re-doing the small memorial garden I created for my cat, B.H., and I hit upon the idea of making it a black-and-white garden (since he was a black-and-white cat). The white part is fairly easy, and I've been surprised to see how many plants have been introduced recently with black flowers or foliage. I could choose from hollyhocks, iris, callas, and more, but before I go nuts buying from catalogs, I thought I'd put the question out there: What black or white plants (flowers or foliage) have you had success with? This site gets afternoon sun and it's not very big--maybe 2' deep by 3' wide. So please, give me your best suggestions--or warnings.