Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - This small, easy to grow, clump-forming evergreen perennial has strappy, inky purple, grass-like leaves. In summer, small spikes of bell-shaped, pale mauve flowers appear, followed by spherical, dark blue fruit. This unusual plant looks fantastic with other grasses, especially if grouped in tubs or planted into gravel, and it provides a brilliant contrast with silvery plants in sun, or bright green ferns in shade.
Winter Garden - Anglesey Abby. The Winter Garden is a recent addition to the Abbey’s 120 acre site. It was designed by John Sales for the centenary of the first Lord Fairhaven, and created by the then-head gardener, Richard Ayres. Over the following 12 years, his successor Richard Todd developed the garden, along with seven gardeners and 25 volunteers.
Wakening in the night, thoughts, silent thoughts, of Time and Space and Death, like water flowing - by Anne-Claude Cotty | Artist book: old tin, pinhole photographs (silver gelatin prints laminated onto aluminum), silver; title borrowed from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. http://anneclaudecotty.com/