My mind is preoccupied with the red/purple and green combination right now.
The green color of summer is now commingling with the deeper color of fall,
in my head and on the shelves of garden centers.
My neighbor has Japanese Blood Grass in their yard that I have been eying for several years now. When back lit, the grass just look so fantastic. But at $ 12.99, it'll stay on the shelf.
I would love to put this Purple Emperor Stonecrop next to my Sedum Autumn Joy. Love the dark deep purple color. It's dramatic, isn't it?
These Coral Bells with frilly leaves are green on the top side and light purple on the under side. Really cute. I think it's got a bit of attitude.
Oooh, look at this cute couple... I want, I want... in abundance in a lightly shaded area - that I don't really have too much of. Hmm...
With an appetite bigger than my wallet, I left the garden center empty handed.
Good girl, wasn't I?
I went home and divided my one and only Coral Bells plant into 7 new plants.
I had been on the lookout for cheap Coral Bells to add to the one plant I had, when blogger friend Margot at Mammas Blommor told me that they were really easy to divide. Why didn't I think of that??? And seriously, I believe it was one of the easiest EVER to divide. Kind of like Hens and Chicks. A gentle pull and the little plants separated into little individual plants. Great! How much money did I just save?
Maybe I'll take that saved money and go shopping for some red/green fall plants.