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dapple

a spotted, mottled or irregularly pigmented coat color pattern, usually with darker colors on a lighter background, seen in some Dachshunds. A similar pigmentation pattern in longhaired dog breeds such as collies is usually called merle. Also occurs commonly in horses of any color, but is most striking in grays. May be noticeable only when the coat is short.
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Sorbus should be planted in the sun or dappled shade in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil.
They leave on their cream And white dappled horses,
Dark scudding clouds fight the light Brooding silence always here As if to hide the dappled sight Stress is felt though never seen Where poppies waving in the breeze Hide the brief and vulgar aftermath, The ghostly breath of days gone by The desperate struggle to survive.
With their glossy, dark green foliage and nodding bell-shaped flowers, bluebells are ideal for woodland gardens, for planting under trees or shrubs, where they will like the dappled shade, or giving lawns some character We are offering nurseryraised bulbs of the true English bluebell, Hyacinthoides nonscripta.
Sow summer (round-seeded) varieties thinly from March to May in humus-rich, fertile soil, ideally between rows of tall-growing vegetables to provide dappled shade.
Tubers should be planted in the autumn 5-8cm (2-3in) deep in humus-rich soil, in sun or dappled shade.
Heuchera detests regular watering and does best in dappled sunlight with perfectly drained soil and an occasional soaking.
For Taylor, whose dances she has lit for four decades, she provided the dappled, shaded look of his poignant Sunset and highlighted the tawdry sexiness of his Piazzolla Caldera.
Inspired by the traditional Arab souk and dappled with diffuse light, the street is anchored at each end by points of gravity.
These plants will all want to be in dappled shade and moist but well-drained ground, so they go nicely at the foot of moisture-tolerant trees like Bald-cypress (Taxodium distichum), Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata), River Birch (Betula nigra) and Black-gum (Nyssa sylvatica)--these last two echoing the gold and red shades in fall foliage.
This works best if you mentally conjure up a specific environment, such as a beach, with dappled sunlight on the waves, palm trees swaying in the wind .
These pretty clump-formers are a common sight in springtime, providing a splash of colour in sun or dappled shade under deciduous trees or shrubs.