Friday, September 18, 2009

The Mahogany Garden

This beautiful area was created using contrasting colors of grey green and burgundy. Cordyline baueri - a striking burgundy colored shrub poses amongst grey green licorice plant, Helichrysum petiolare, and artemesia 'Powis Castle. Succulents at the base provide a beautiful way to tie the whole drought tolerant composition together.

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Anonymous said...


that looks really pretty, but i can't find that cordyline in the UK. Do you think this one would be ok ?

thank you

Lenkin Design said...

Thank you for your question. It is a beautiful plant, and the one you have chosen would work well. It prefers sun and well drained soil, and looks as good in a container as it does in the ground.
Best wishes,