Category: Color

Purple Prose – Part 3

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra Purple foliage lends itself so well to high-contrast plant pairings that it seems almost a waste to try it in quieter combinations. In my garden, this usually happens only by accident: The purple foliage is there waiting for…

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Purple Prose – Part 2

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra Every few months, I start a new list of garden projects I’d like to try. It would be better if I’d keep just one running list, because the many small bits of paper scattered over my desk get…

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Purple Prose – Part 1

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra If chartreuse gets the distinction of “the new neutral,” then dare we describe purple foliage as the horticultural equivalent of the little black dress? Well, in my reality, work boots and a boonie hat are the perfect accessories…

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Dark and Light – Part 3

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra I promise this is the last post on burgundy and gold – for a while, anyway. (You can find the previous posts in Part 1 and Part 2.) For this one, I’ve pulled a few perennial-based combos. Above…

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Dark and Light – Part 2

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…

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Dark and Light – Part 1

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra A while back, I wrote a post at Gardening Gone Wild about one of my favorite color combinations: burgundy to black with chartreuse to yellow. Since we’re concentrating on color for this month’’ Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop, I…

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