Garden Photo of the Day

No flowers for me, thanks.

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Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

When you’re potting up your containers this year, consider trying one that doesn’t rely on flower power. Fascinating foliage can be even more compelling than flowers. Rita Randolph in Jackson, Tennessee, proved it in this planting, where  the dramatic leaves of a rex begonia are the star of the show, supported by three contrasting foliage textures. The plants included in this container are:

‘Fireworks’ rex begonia (Begonia ‘Fireworks’, USDA Hardiness Zone 11)
Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum, Zones 5-8)
Creeping wire vine (Muhlenbeckia axillaris, Zones 8-10)
‘Frosted Curls’ sedge (Carex comans ‘Frosted Curls’, Zones 7-9)

>>>To learn more about rex begonias, click here!<<<

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  1. arboretum 06/14/2010

    this is so funny;for the last month, i have had a FG on my desk ,open to THIS photo! so lovely.

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