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Dark and Light – Part 2

Sambucus nigra 'Aurea' and Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty' with Mirabilis jalapa 'Limelight' and Basil 'Osmin'

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra

Continuing on the burgundy-and-gold theme in honor of this month’s Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop, I offer up some more high-contrast combinations from my front garden, focusing mostly on annuals and tender perennials. (For the first part of this series, see Dark and Light – Part 1.)

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Six More Weeks?

Frost on the meadow

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra

So, the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday. How could he not, with all those lights set up around him? I’ll admit, it did look wintery here this morning, after a nice bit of freezing fog. It does wonders for adding a bit of sparkle to the unmown bits of the meadow, and it makes me glad I haven’t been too quick to tidy the garden for spring.

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