In a previous post, I mentioned finding a beautiful blue pot on clearance and a very cool black plant that I had wanted for some time on sale. Well, within a matter of days, I actually had planted the very cool black plant in the beautiful blue pot. I think that may have been a record for me.
The thing that the beautiful blue pot lacked was an appropriate saucer. I knew it needed to be something special; maybe a little out of the ordinary. A few weeks ago, I found it. On sale. I think a square saucer is a little out of the ordinary. Don't you? Aren't, by definition, saucers round? The clerk told me that many people used them for bird feeders, but I assured her that mine was to be a saucer.
When I first bought the pot and plant, I was thinking of planting Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' (Creeping Jenny) with the Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (Black Mondo Grass), but then I decided that maybe that wasn't such a good idea even though they would look well together. The Black Mondo Grass is a slow grower and the Creeping Jenny borders on being invasive. In the spring, I am going to use a trick I figured out in California. I plan to plant a couple of the bright pink/magenta-colored Impatiens walleriana, which are annuals, with the black grass. The grass likes moisture and so do the Impatiens. The Impatians start to wilt when they need water, sounding a warning bell. They will remind me to water the pot so I don't loose my long-desired Black Mondo Grass. And they will look pretty. Which is very important.
Have a beautiful day!
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