From roses in a bathtub to a floor-to-ceiling Smoke bush
to naturescapes that occupy entire corners, not all of these arrangements are meant to be replicated in the typical home.
| Cotinus 'Royal Purple' Grow the smoke bush
for its beautiful purple foliage that turns scarlet in autumn.
Cotinus "Royal Purple" Grow the smoke bush
for its purple foliage that turns scarlet in autumn.
* Smoke bush
offers distinctive interest in the yard with flower stalks that by midsummer are covered with fuzzy purple or pink hairs that look like puffs of smoke.
And with Hayashi's wishes in mind, Bennett created a dense look in adding three varieties of clumping bamboo, chartreuse Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold', and a deep purple smoke bush
Alternatively try 'Think Purple' and combine the 90-120cm tall Allium giganteum with purple-leaved shrubs such as the smoke bush
Cotinus coggygria or the elderberry Sambucus Black Lace, along with bold drifts of tulip Queen of Night.
In addition there are coral pink and fire-red pigments extracted from brazil wood, vibrant violet and black extracted from logwood, yellow hues extracted from the pericon plant native to Mexico, orange and brown extracts from fustete (aka smoke bush
-- a species of flowering plant from the Anacardiaceae family), earthy yellow tones created from pomegranate peel, and nutshell to achieve grey tones.
For a real blast of colour try Callicarpa Bodinieri "profusion", it has an RHS award of garden merit, at 2m in height this shrub is easy to grow in sun has lilac flowers in summer followed by vivid violet berries, not to everyone's taste but looks great at this time of year with Cornus Alba Siberica and Cotinus Coggygria, the smoke bush
It still has some of its heads of fluffy flowers, which give it its common name of smoke bush
. Were I a poet, I would write an ode to it.
Striking smoke bush
sets the scene for garden fennel smoke bu Striking smoke bu Smoking hot
* "It is also striking with any golden foliage shrub, especially Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit, an unusual smoke bush
with gold leaves and copper plumes, which pick up the physocarpus's colour.
Add some hydrangeas, rhododendron and purple smoke bush
to the mix, and what more could anyone desire?