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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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