Dark Foliaged Plants, You Make The Rockin’ World Go Round


My inner punk rock girl just can’t quit dark foliaged plants. I made a collage of some of my faves, want to see?

Here you see: A cutting of a mystery tree that’s seriously not of our zone, Black Hollyhocks, Ligularia ‘Britt Marie Crawford’, Hemerocallis ‘American Revolution’, Black Majesty Millet, random Ajuga that blew in from the neighbor’s yard, Forest Pansy Redbud, Red Victoria Lobelia, mystery Dahlia, Bronze Fennel, Smokebush, Canna, Rex Begonia, Hibiscus acetosella, Castor Beans, Chocolate Eupatorium, Acanthus spinosus, Sambucus ‘Black Lace’, Cimicifuga ‘Hillside Black Beauty’, Euphorbia ‘Chameleon’

That’s how my brain works, some proper Latin- which I insist is the way to go but some common names have leaked in due to all the peer pressure. I’ll be in the forum.

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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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