Garden Photo of the Day

Gold Glows in the Dark

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Photo/Illustration: Lee Anne White

The eye-catching contrast provided by gold-foliaged plants can be used to brighten shady spots or planting of dark flowers and foliage. In Robert Clark’s Oakland, California, garden, golden sedge (Carex elata ‘Aurea’) seems to shine in a somber planting of black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’) and cineraria (Pericallis X hybrida).

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  1. arboretum 05/19/2010

    Very strong vignette and th so much for telling us the key players! Can't grow that handsome flowering shrub here in z.5 but luckily, the black mondo and another carex, Bowles Golden, are very happy here at the 'retum.

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