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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 29 - A Little Bit Artsy

A little wild and wacky; my co-worker wasn't too crazy about it, but I loved putting together something a little untamed with a vast contrast of color and texture. I also enjoyed watching the colors of this container change as much as the colors of the hills behind it during the fall. I used a different red twig dogwood than yesterday's container - this is a one gallon Red Twig Dogwood Cornus alba 'Sibirica' surrounded by Color Guard Yucca, Red Carpet Sedum, True Blue Pansy, Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki', and Miniature Moss False Cypress
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa Minima'
. As the temps go down, the sedum becomes a deeper red, the yucca becomes a brighter gold, dogwood leaves change from green to gold with the red twigs brightening, and the Osmanthus false holly takes on shades of pink mixed with it's variegated gold and green leaves.



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