Thursday, October 20, 2011

Batatas Gone Wild

By far the most successful plant in our gardens this year is the ornamental sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) that Mars potted and placed near the edge of our family room flowerbed. This is particularly apparent now, in early autumn, as the maroon elephant ear foliage pushes aside the previously dominant orange Chinese Lanterns.

Their roots may be bound
in soil and pink bisque pots --
vines still get around.

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