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Friday Favorite: Mass Plantings

December 18th, 2015

Mass plantings make a huge impact in any size garden, but especially in a large garden where too many plants can look messy. When Mr Chiots and I visited Longwood Gardens in September I was reminded of how amazing mass plantings were and how much I keep wanting to add ornamental cabbage to my garden.
mass planting of ornamental cabbage (1)
mass planting of ornamental cabbage
mass planting of ornamental cabbage 4
mass planting of ornamental cabbage 2
mass planting of ornamental cabbage 1
mass planting of ornamental cabbage 3
I must add ornamental cabbage seeds to my seed order this spring and make a reminder to seed them when appropriate. Hopefully I can pull something like this off next fall, I have just the spot for it behind that new boxwood hedge I planted.

Do you do any mass plantings in your garden? Do you add plants for winter interest?

2 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Mass Plantings”
  1. Nebraska Dave on December 19, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Susy, ornamental cabbage? Can you eat it or is it just to look at. It does look awesome in the garden design. I’m thinking about putting more marigolds around my tomatoes. It’s not because of bugs are any thing like that but it would just look better, don’t you think? I’m finding out that flowers and veggies can grow together don’t have to be separated. It’s good to expand my experience every year.

    Have a great cabbage planning day.

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    • Susy on December 21, 2015 at 10:11 am

      You might be able to eat it, though it seems like it would be tough. It doesn’t really form heads or anything and is meant for ornamental purposes.

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