Garden Photo of the Day

African mask shakes up a classic pot

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Here’s an example of the awesome African mask we featured yesterday (Alocasia sanderiana, USDA Hardiness Zone 11) planted in a container. It’s joined in this edgy combo by a couple of blue-green echeverias (Echeveria sp., Zones 8-11) and a creeping wire vine (Muhlenbackia axillaris, Zones 8-10) in a traditional metal urn. It’s a great contrast in styles that’s anything but predictable.

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  1. sheilaschultz 09/08/2010

    The blue-green of the Echeverias really makes the veins of the African mask stand out... almost skeleton like. Fun combo.

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