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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 25 - The Best Place for Bamboo... in a planter. This planter has a combo of Bamboo Fargesia rufa 'Green Panda' (a clumping evergreen bamboo in zone 6b), Acuba 'Mr. Goldstrike', Heuchera, Variegated Ivy, Euonomuous 'Emerald and Gold' (look at the rosey tones that come with cold weather), and a few pansies thrown in for good measure. This is an east facing container, shaded all afternoon (for the sake of the Heuchera and Acuba).

This rectangular planter uses the same bamboo and acuba, but since this planter only gets about four hours of morning sun, I used Acorus grass, Heuchera, and Lonicera Edmee Gold to complete the ensemble. This container provides a rich contrast in texture, color echo with the chartreuse in the Acuba flecks, Acorus grass, and Lonicera, and color interest with the deepening color of the heuchera from fall until spring.



At October 26, 2010 at 9:15 PM , Blogger Helen said...

Beautiful, Barbara.

The bamboo is a little better behaved in a cooler climate.

At October 31, 2010 at 4:16 PM , Blogger barbara wise said...

Thanks, Helen - always good to hear how plants behave when they are not at home :).


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