Originally I was just going to post about my Gold Mock Orange shrub .. then while I was looking at the pictures I took yesterday, I realized how much gold I have planted. Usually when gardeners talk about "gold" it is reference to great compost or fantastic garden soil .. that too is literally gold for us.
The colour is what I seem fixated on though. I really like to see that "hit" of gold every so many feet or inches in some cases. Gold Creeping Jenny will roam well on its own .. but not so difficult to pull out when need be.
I also have a gold Spirea (Flame mound ? Gold Mound ? ) good heavens it has been a while since it was planted .. in any case it is a gold colour.
Chardonnay Pearls Deutzia is a little off center with the picture of the "leaning to the left" mystery clematis ? I fell in love with the first one (CPD) I bought a couple of years ago .. had to have a second as a back up (tell me other gardeners do the same thing PLEASE ?) .. The white buds that pop into starry flowers are just amazing .. so that is a "white gold" combo working for me.
Sutherland Gold Sambucus is that multicoloured fan of leaves picture .. it has a beautiful cut leaf that is a gorgeous greenish gold for this afternoon shady area .. it is my poor man's Japanese Maple like the Black Lace Sambucus I have as well. Shrubs/mini trees with a delicate cut leaf will substitute for me in that department.
I even noticed that the ornament with the glass globe is also in a gold tone (heaven knows how I got out of Home Sense with one of these in my hands after that catastrophic collision I caused while trying to fish this out of the display .. I still shudder at that shopping moment).
So I guess I have a weakness for gold in the garden .. anyone else ?