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A dramatic container combo

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Steely blue, bronze, and deep purple make for a dramatic mix in this container combo designed by Miyako Kinoshita in New Milford, Connecticut. The plants in this combo include ‘Sweet Caroline Bronze’ sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas ‘Sweet Caroline Bronze’, USDA Hardiness Zone 11), purple alternathera (Alternanthera dentata cv., Zones 9-11), ‘Inky Fingers’ coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Inky Fingers’, Zone 11), euphorbia (Euphorbia cv., Zones 4-11), and ‘Splash’ coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Splash’, Zone 11).

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  1. Havenwood 08/27/2010

    This is beautiful! I just wish we had an overall photo so we could see what type of container was used and what it looked like from a distance.

  2. arboretum 08/28/2010

    very very neat combo. hope she has some good verticals mixed in there as well.

  3. sheilaschultz 08/28/2010

    It's the euphorbia that stands out for me. The needle like texture amidst larger leaves... great photography, great pot.

  4. LaFlor 08/29/2010

    Very interesting. I really like it..

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