What could be more glamorous, more evocative or more mysterious than something black? It?s the colour of night, the perfect outfit and, it turns out, the very essence of a brilliant garden concept. And that is exactly what Tom Deacon has implemented deep in Ontario?s Mulmur Hills. ?I?ve always had the making of a black garden in the back of my mind,? says Deacon, best known as one of Canada?s top furniture designers. ?It?s common to do a colour-themed garden?that is determined by the colour of the bloom. But what?s a white garden?? he asks. ?It?s actually a green garden with some white blooms.? And something quite different and much more dramatic was needed in this spectacular place.
The flowers of ?Royal Cloak? barberry.