|Before -the two old arbors were beyond help.|
|This is the 'Before' photo for the one|
at the beginning of the post.
What a difference a little clean up can make.
|'Yuletide' camellia fulfills the request for color (with red|
being the favorite), evergreen and easy care.
|The exquisite perfume from the 'Cathedral|
gem' sausage vine will add a new
dimension to the winter garden.
Photo courtesy of Riz Reyes
|Heuchera 'Tiramisu' adds a light note to the shady border|
To add sparkle and color under each of these I selected the golden leaved Heuchera ‘Tiramisu’ to partner with ‘Pink frost’ hellebores and the transplanted black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’) for a totally evergreen, modern combination. ‘Tiramisu’ is one of my top 10 ‘bullet proof’ plants, excelling in less than favorable conditions and with care takers who occasionally forget to care!
|'Sweet tea' Heucherella offers a |
distinctive coppery foliage,
adding interest to the
evergreen color scheme.
|The container gardens were designed using the same color palette|
as the backdrop, blending the two areas seamlessly. The 'Ruby vase'
Persian ironwood can be seen in fall color to the right of the photo.