Garden Inspiration: Plant it Black

Among the colorful, you'll also find plenty of black, white, and neutral interiors here on Apartment Therapy. But when it comes to the garden, our plants and flowers are almost always colorful. What about changing it up with a black garden?...

FIRST ROW:

1 collage of a few of the following:
2 the black helleborus orientalis, via The Telegraph
3 a black iris from Ken Walker's garden
4 phyllostachys nigra "black bamboo", via the Grow 'Em Plant Propagation Database
5 Echeveria "black prince" via You Grow Girl

SECOND ROW:

6 black-leaf elephant ear from Premium Elephant Ears
7 "bowles black" flowers via Complete Garden's Weblog
8 black mondo grass via NZ Plant Pics
9 black tulips at Crocus