Thursday, November 4, 2010
Canopy of Actinda kolomikta and Actimidia (Kiwi Vines)
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;
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.