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Picture of shook29
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Wanting to put together planters for my front porch that will last through my zone 6 winter. Is there anything with purple leaves I can use? I plan to use some type of green pine, blue star juniper and yellow sedum, but would like something purple. Nothing comes to mind. Ideas??



 
Posts: 870 | Location: PA zone 6 | Registered: Mar 12, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Not sure what appeals to you but a dwarf pine always looks nice & the nurseries can recommend something to you. I have a book that has ideas if you can get a hold of it from your local library?

The Winter Garden, Structure, planting & romance in the garden in the winter By E. Price Copyright 1996 Full of beautiful photographs

Trimmed topiary is always striking in the winter. Its so harsh around here in the winter anymore that the only purple might be Xmas lights! LOL


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I don't know how well they would hold up in your area but what about the winter kale & cabbages? Some of them have some purple on them.


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