Garden Photo of the Day

Vines cling to their companions

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Photo/Illustration: Lee Anne White

Vines are close companions—twining their way up through trees, shrubs, and smaller plants. Lisa D. Cady created this colorful, contrasting combination for a container in the Nancy Bryan Luce Garden at the New York Botanical Garden. The bright yellow-and-green-variegated foliage of potato vine (Solanum jasminoides ‘Variegata’) mingles among the deep purple flowers and dark grteen leaves of ‘African Blue’ basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘African Blue’).

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  1. arboretum 04/21/2010

    ooh, HOT combo! but i bet african basil is a hard one to come by. i use that var solanum w/ lobelia and red cordyline
    or pennisetum atropurpureum.

  2. ThankGod4Gardening 04/23/2010

    Beautiful combo!!! I've never come across a varigated potato...I'll be looking for one now! Thanks for caring and sharing!

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