Johan Van
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Cool outdoor kitchens,

Kitchen and Bar. LOVE LOVE LOVE What could be better than an outdoor kitchen for entertaining? Built in a square shape within stone walls, the kitchen is laid out much as its indoor twin -- with cooking on one wall adjacent to a bar-height counter.

Black Elephant Ear - OMGosh I did not know these even exited NOW I gotta have them SO beautiful!!!

Black Elephant Ear( Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic') Bulbs from Brighter Blooms Nursery

Caladium 'Thai Beauty': This caladium thrives in partial shade, tolerating up to half a day of sunlight (which actually improves its color). The leaves emerge green in spring, but quickly begin assuming their bright, eye-catching hues that holds up nicely no matter how hot and humid your summer gets.  Grows up to 20" tall. Perennial in zones 9-10.

Caladium 'Thai Beauty': This caladium thrives in partial shade, tolerating up to half a day of sunlight (which actually improves its color). The leaves emerge green in spring, but quickly begin assuming their bright, eye-catching hues.

shade plants

Good shady plant selection-I like the idea of whitish mulch to light up the dark area and set off plant forms.

A mix of perennials including several hosta, a Brunnera, a Heuchera and a Pulmonaria. threedogsinagarden.blogspot.com

A mix of perennials including several hosta, a Brunnera, a Heuchera and a Pulmonaria.--Three Dogs in a Garden: Joe's Garden: Part 1

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ECHO COLORS: This container garden by Todd Holloway features echoes of black throughout: Tropicanna® Black cannas, Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’, Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’, Rudbeckia fulg

Coat planters with glow-in-the-dark paint for instant night lighting.

DIY - Glow in the dark pots with mums for fall/Halloween. Buy a flower pot that you really like and use Rustoleum's Glow-in-the-dark paint to paint the pot. During the day, the paint will absorb the sunlight and at night the pots will glow.