Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Blackbird and Silver

One of the easiest and most dynamic plant combinations in my perennial garden this time of year is this dark euphorbia 'Blackbird' next to the Japanese Silver grass. I swear that euphorbia has looked just like that for well over a year. Excellent staying power with very little care. Of course the grass gets cut back in the late winter, but comes back with a surge in the spring and looks great all summer long. Summer should be about easy plants.


ferne said...

Love the combo! I love euphorbias, they really are easy and look great all year!

Chicken Boys said...

Summer should be about easy plants, of course. Especially if your garden is just a small part of your daily to do list! My roses were fine one day, then BAM!!! I had a ton of Japanese Beetles! Grrrr!!

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

This is really gorgeous. I'm making a note of this combination to try in my own garden.

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Lovely combination,
Euphorbia Blackbird is one of my favorite plants, although I dont find it very easy here (too wet I think) Yours is looking fabulous.