Garden Photo of the Day

Which one of these plants is not like the others?

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Can you spot the plant that doesn’t belong? A sprig of ‘Pink Frost’ sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas ‘Pink Frost’, USDA Hardiness Zone 11) fits right in with this patch of ‘Burgundy Glow’ variegated bugleweed (Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’, Zones 3-9). It’s amazing how similar they are in colors! This little illusion was created by Deanne Fortnam in her garden in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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  1. arboretum 08/26/2010

    great shot. aside from the rich colors and textures of ajuga, i love the visual solidness of it. it's a great plant for gardeners of the 'shoulder to shoulder' planting persuasion.

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