|Osteospermum 'Summertime Sweet Kardinal' and Leucadendron 'Ebony'|
When I planted Leucadendron 'Ebony' in the dry garden in 2013, I was more concerned with getting the soil, water and sun conditions right than with color combinations. I situated it near Leucadendron salignum 'Chief' because they have similar needs. Geranium incanum, a weed here, planted itself nearby but the deep purple Osteospermum 'Summertime Sweet Kardinal' shown in the photo above was added in January. At the time, my purpose was to embellish the existing clumps of O. 'Serenity Purple' - the way 'Summertime Sweet Kardinal' played off of 'Ebony' was pure serendipity. The newer Osteospermum is more vivid than 'Serenity Purple' and has a plum-red cast that I think looks beautiful next to the burgundy-black of 'Ebony'.
|Mid-range photo of the same area|
|A broader view|
This is my contribution to Anna's Wednesday Vignette at Flutter & Hum. Visit her to see what images she's conjured up to capture your imagination this week. You'll also find links to images that grabbed the attention of other gardeners.
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