Have I gone a little crazy with the sweet-potato vine?
Oh I have. You know, I really think they are just so sublime.
They are green and they are bright and they are full and they cascade~
What a shame to eat the root when I think of all the leaves they’ve made.
I have them here, I have them there, I have planted every possible pot
With springy-green potatoes’ sweet
I love these vines. I think they’re neat!
From purple petunias in pots on the patio to the wildflower borders edging the yard, I tucked sweet-potato vines into every possible space!
The pot on the left was once full of pansies and begonias, shaded by the tree. They are still in there, now just shaded by the vines.
Yes, that’s right. Not only have I planted cascading sweet potato vines, I have planted them everywhere. I have the burgundy version, too, but I really love the bright spring-green version. They sort of outshine the flowers. And I love them so much they make me write silly things. But they are taking over the whole potted world in my universe.
On the right you are getting a bonus peek of the sweet banana peppers, but above, cascading from a higher pot: you guessed it! Sweet potato vines.
In the photo above on the right, behind the vines, is a 5-gallon Terra Cotta planter filled with snapdragons and spikes, stock and petunias, celosia and carnation. But they are certainly being crowded by the vines. This is a major wasp-mafia hide-out. Boo.
The burgundy version is on the left. It is doing very well, too. On the right, you can see that despite the overabundance I already have, I still tucked in a young plant just recently. This is how they start!
A bonus photo:
Miss Zinnia asked if she might say hello to my readers.
“Gladly, my pleasure,” I assured her.
Teasingly she chided, “Do you work for Chick-Fil-A now?”
“They do not own ‘my pleasure,'” I smiled back.
So hello from Hot-Pink Zinnia, making my summer sweeter.