The Exact Opposite of a Shrinking Violet: Upright Elephant Ear Plants!

Elephant Ears

Elephant Ears Elephant Ears

I saw these brawny beauties in photographs of Roberto Peregalli’s garden in Tangier, a place that has provided me with endless inspiration. They make a bold, sculptural statement, especially when paired with smaller flowering plants or even boxwood. Get the look: If your local nursery doesn’t stock bulbs, there are plenty of online sources.

“Gardens of Marrakesh”

“Gardens of Marrakesh” by Angelica Gray

There are also many beautiful volumes on Moroccan gardens. Two of my favorites are “Gardens of Marrakesh,” by Angelica Gray and “Morocco: Courtyards and Gardens,” by Achva Stein.

 “Morocco: Courtyards and Gardens”

“Morocco: Courtyards and Gardens” by Achva Stein

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The Exact Opposite of a Shrinking Violet: Upright Elephant Ear Plants!