Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Beauty of Colored Foliage Plants

My love of pots of color on the deck is well known. I can't imagine getting the drama we do without colored foliage plants - especially the sweet potato vines, coleus, and Persian shield.
Look at the photo above - I think it's amazing that sweet potato vines come not only in two different colors, but also a couple different leaf shapes. I think of these as heart and bird foot! And isn't the Persian shield fabulous?

I had no idea the coleus (above) would get so large!
Look at that tumble of sweet potato vine! I've been waiting till things die back after the first frost, then digging the tubers and re-using them in the spring.

I can't remember what this plant is called; I just remember that it has rose in the name.

7 comments:

Ricë said...

OK--it's gorgeous, and now i must know how you got it. i've heard about slicing a sweet potato, but surely that's not all there is to it--

Jennifer Rose said...

those purple/blue leaves are gorgeous!

Michelle Eaton said...

What a beautiful range of colours!

Serena said...

GORGEGOUS! The sweet potato vine is a lovely contrast to the other colours.

BumbleVee said...

wow..... beautious !!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Beautiful photos of your plants. So much color!

MaryO said...

I must come and take lessons from you Sue. Your plants are always spectacular and these are certainly no exception.