Friday, 15 July 2011
Sambucus Nigra Black Beauty or Black Lace?
So, I went to the Tendercare nursery after work today....and now that I have changed hats to see shrubbery in a new light (as I dont want to look at dirt during the winter when my perennials are sleeping!)...I am now looking at the beautiful but common elderberry. But this is not just an ordinary elderberry..this is a beautiful black one....with pink flowers. There is a great article showing two of the most popular...Black Beauty and Black Lace. As I love the lacy foliage I have seen on the Black lace...I think that will be my choice....I would like it in a semi shaded area.....to add some color.
Tendercare has convinced me to use them to take a look at my garden...and I realize it is prudent. As I am such a plant collector..rather than a landscaper...but I cant kill plants (not intentionally, that is)...I need someone to assess the current garden (only been here a year) and give me advice...without doing the work or an actual plan. So, I am making my list of desired plants...drawing up the info i have gathered on the sunlight on the garden during the day in the summer...and will get their advice on beating those shady areas...and making my cottage garden tropical jungle.....Tarzan, beware!