Thursday, November 4, 2010

Canopy of Actinda kolomikta and Actimidia (Kiwi Vines)

Patricia Youngquist uses words and images to tell stories about her passions. Based in New York, she currently is authoring a series of nature books on birds of the city. Now in Apple’s iBooks store @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/words-in-our-beak/id1010889086?mt=11

Here I am returning to my urban garden's color again after saying that it can cause me to overlook garden textures in a previous post. The canopy of golden leaves in the photograph posted above are from my Actinida kolonikta and Actimidia (Kiwi Vines).
They turned quite suddenly, taking me by pleasant surprise a few days ago. Not that the Kiwis' green foliage wasn't alluring as seen below;

Patricia Youngquist uses words and images to tell stories about her passions. Based in New York, she currently is authoring a series of nature books on birds of the city. Now in Apple’s iBooks store @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/words-in-our-beak/id1010889086?mt=11

the fact is, this is my first year of having this type of vine, and I had not expected such beautiful golden tones. The Kiwi Vines, because they grow around the rail surrounding my terrace garden, has provided a nice canopy — and much needed privacy from a noisy neighbor whose outdoor space can be a junkyard as seen below:


I recommend this perennial both for its beauty and the privacy it can give to a garden — an "urban hedge". It looks lovely when planted near my Ophipogon planiscapus ('Nigresens' or Black Mondo Grass), a perennial that I blogged about in June and can be seen below.

Patricia Youngquist uses words and images to tell stories about her passions. Based in New York, she currently is authoring a series of nature books on birds of the city. Now in Apple’s iBooks store @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/words-in-our-beak/id1010889086?mt=11

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