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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sweet Potato Vine is the Star in a Late Summer Garden

I planted two sweet potato vines in the ground under a weathered wicker settee back in May.    They have spread to make a beautiful ground cover over the summer and now they are the star in my late summer garden. 

I loved how the sun peeking thru the trees this morning and highlighting the sweet potato vine.

It's a gorgeous early fall.....late summer morning here in Eastern New Mexico!

Sweet potato vine is also a great choice for container gardening too!

The vine in this concrete container has spread all across the back of the wicker settee and out onto the walkway to the greenhouse.

The sweet potato vine is the star.......but the coleus is almost a beautiful!    

The coleus baskets have got so big over the summer.   
   I had a bug problem in the spring that almost killed them,   but as you can see they got over it!

I plan to add some fall touches to the inside of the greenhouse this week.....

Maybe just a pumpkin or a couple of white mum's.......something simple and easy.

When H and I were out treasure hunting last week end,     I snapped a few photo's of houses that had used sweet potato vine in their landscaping.       It is a perfect addition to any style home.......

What do you think?     It goes with any style home....huh!

I have planted potato vine every spring for years,    and I think the leaves are the biggest they've ever been this summer.    

I think part of the reason my plants have done so well over the  summer is because we've got more rain this year than we usually do.

H is going to mow the grass later today.   
  I'm going to sit on the deck,   watch him mow,    and enjoy the smell of fresh mowed grass!


  1. I love the smell of freshly mown grass. Your vines look fabulous. Your yard is green and gorgeous.

  2. I love your happy place and all the cute things in your garden! I have always loved coleus and there are so many varieties!

  3. I bought two lovely pots of coleus for 50 cents each at a yard sale last weekend- they should look as nice as yours before long. I got several pots of old Florida plants as well. The one vine I bought gets wonderful huge orchid like flowers... the fellow took me through their awesome secret gardens in the back of their home... what a treat!

  4. It really is the star of the show!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  5. I love sweet potato vine! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  6. Penny,
    I have planted coleus before and they always do well in the front of our house where it is shady most of the time as they are shade loving plants....Yours look great!!
    The Sweet Potato vie is amazing!! we do not see that here in NEPA. Maybe I missed it but I will look for it in the Spring....

  7. Your garden is absolutely gorgeous, Penny! I had never seen sweet potato vine growing like that before, but it's so pretty. I will have to look into trying to get some in my garden! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Have a great week ahead!

  8. I love sweet potato vines. I plant several in my containers on the deck each summer. I may consider using them in my borders next year. Thanks for the inspiration.


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