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Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Photo of the Day

A juicy combo for a container

comments (4) March 5th, 2010 in blogs
MichelleGervais Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor
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Photo: Michelle Gervais

This combo might be juicy, but it also has teeth! The flame-licked leaves of Tropicanna canna (Canna 'Phasion', Zones 8-11) are the perfect backdrop for the flashy orange spines of this porcupine tomato (Solanum pyracanthum, annual). Note that the orange flower in front doesn't belong to this prickly plant. Rather, it is a pot marigold (Calendula officinalis cv., annual).

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Comments (4)

Ruth writes: salsaman, if you're looking for black lashing cord for trellises, you can purchase it here: http://www.gardeners.com/Black-Lashing-Cord/VegetableGardening_Accessories,31-494,default,cp.html?SC=ALTRT666 Posted: 9:29 am on March 11th
salsaman writes: I cannot find black lashing tape. Please tellme a cource3. Posted: 4:51 pm on March 10th
Wood_Nymph writes: Nice plants, but not together. Posted: 4:27 pm on March 5th
KariLonning writes: Interesting group of leaves! Posted: 2:15 am on March 5th
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