Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gold and purple together

Last Sunday was a very cloudy day. On days like these, it seems to bring out the colours more than usual.

My center island with the cuban gold duranta border (all self-grown from rooted cuttings) looked extremely pleasing.
All in all it has really lived up to what I envisioned. The pentas (pink, crimson red and white are now in their 3rd year and will probably have to be replaced next year).

The large shrub/small tree in the center, starburst clerodendrum (Clerodendrum quadriloculare)is in full bloom too. Although its invasive and new plants are appearing everywhere from shoots, (I got it from one of those shoots), its strikingly pretty, the leaves have dark purple undersides and when in bloom is really striking, it grows really fast and its pretty drought tolerant.


  1. OMG!!! Yellow (gold) and purple are my favorite combinations in the garden!!! Great post!

  2. Thanks ! For a while I was very disheartened. The duranta cuban gold were all infested with whitefly.

    It looks a little better now, but I still see a lot of whitefly. I might have to spray with organicide a couple of times, but as you can see, there is a lot of it!