Helen woodhead
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Phyllostachys nigra (full sun or part shade) - Black Bamboo. Perfect, evergreen, privacy border for along fence and front of yard. Have to lay down barrier around planting areas so that it does not spread like wildfire (can be invasive but can also be managed if planned well). Beautiful jet black/mottled green and black bamboo stalks. Wood is very sought after by woodworkers. Functional and pretty.

Phyllostachys nigra / Black bamboo planted as a screen along a path in Dublin 2 in a garden by Howbert and Mays

Canna+‘Phasion’ is just one of the Cannas I have growing in my backyard - together with the green cannas and other varieties of Canna Tropicanna - I have divided them and replanted them so there are some in every garden bed. Red, Orange and Yellow blooms give that tropical look that I am trying to achieve in my backyard.

Canna+‘Phasion’ is just one of the Cannas - together with the green cannas and other varieties of Canna Tropicanna - I have divided them and replanted them so there are some in every garden bed. Red, Orange and Yellow blooms give that tropical look

PLUMBAGO BLUE loves our heat and extreme humidity..it has become my "go to" plant

PLUMBAGO BLUE loves our heat and extreme humidity. Dad planted this at Pa's was beautiful.

Hedychium gardnerianum, kahili ginger

Kahili Ginger,hedychium gardnerianum, I grew up with this wonderful smell in my Grandmother's garden.

Japanese Forest grass

Golden Japanese Forest Grass I really cannot get over Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', zones 5 to My favorite is the variegated variety. I planted mine under a Japanese maple, and the contrast was genius and it has so much movement.

Red Sensation Hydrangea ♥

Red Sensation Hydrangea ♥ these are beautiful and work perfect for covering…