Monday, October 12, 2009

Ornamental Cabbage

I've been extremenly busy the past couple of weeks and have been slacking on my Plant of the Day entries.  The rain has also hindered me from taking pictures.  So, today, you get two Plant of the Days!  I figure the Butterfly Vine earlier was really Saturday's plant of the day.  Today's is Ornamental Cabbage!  These ornamental leafy vegetables make great Fall and Winter color.  As the weather gets cooler, their colors of pink, red, white, and purple get brighter.  These colorful beauties look great mixed in with Pansies, Snapdragons, or Dianthus.  They also make a great border along a bedline since they stay low until the weather starts warming up again.  At the end of Winter, they will send up a flower shoot.  This usually isn't desirable in a flower bed, and most gardeners pull them up about that time to replant their Spring annuals.  Also, Ornamental Cabbage is a great alternative to flowers if you don't like dead heading!

This plant made my day!  How 'bout yours?

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