In 2011 the permanent gardens dotted about the International Garden Festival in the grounds of the Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire were sky, sapphire and indigo. Last year they were ebony, coal and Tyrian purple.
They are always a wonderful display of plantsmanship from the permanent team at the gardens. My photos don't do the garden justice. This was the best display of 'black' plants I've seen, but I could only snap a couple of quick shots because I had a client with me. If you are a guide and taking great photos, you are not focusing on the clients.
The expression 'a black look' always makes me think of Les, an Aboriginal ex-colleague of ours. One of his favourite jokes was to tell you that he had given someone a black look.