Do you remember that tune? You know, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond? No, he wasn’t in my music collection either, but he was my Mom’s favorite!
Anyway, Sweet Caroline. What’s up with that?
Well, Sweet Caroline, Margarita, Marguerite, and Illusion Emerald Lace are the ornamental Sweet Potato Vine plants I was lucky enough to find on Saturday!
You see, when I showed you my planters last week they were actually missing the one plant I really wanted in them, and that was any limy green variety of an ornamental Sweet Potato Vine!
Now that I’ve found them, they have been added to the planters, and WOW, what a difference this zip of colour makes.
Here’s a couple of comparison photos, and then I promise to move on from the planters!
You might remember, this is the planter at the front door without the Sweet Potato Vine.
It’s pretty, and once it fills out it will be really showy.
Here’s what the planter looks like now with the ‘Illusion Emerald Lace‘ added.
I think it snaps the planter to life with its hit of chartreuse green.
And I have to thank my friend Holly over at West Pear Avenue for helping me out. You see, Holly planted this very variety in her own planter. I knew it was Sweet Potato Vine, but that’s all, and when I commented on it, she was so awesome by following up to tell me the name of it. This is why I love the world of blogging!
Here’s a look at Holly’s planter.
Photo: West Pear Avenue
Isn’t it pretty? And look how full her potato vine is already! I hope you’ll pop by West Pear Avenue to see what Holly has been up to 🙂
And Holly, thanks so much for your help!
Here’s a look at a couple of my other planters prior to this showy addition.
Remember these ones from the terracotta planter makeovers?
The splash of red really works…
But what do you think about them with this hit of chartreuse?
How about from a bird’s-eye view?
Kind of looks like Christmas in summer! And the planters really pop from the street.
I added more of these to the other planters in the garden as well, but I promised you I’d move on! But seriously, isn’t it amazing what a difference one little colour tweak can make? And don’t forget, this is true for your inside decor, too!
Oh, did you notice the buds of new geranium flowers coming along? I can’t wait to see how all the planters fill out this summer!
Where are you spending your time these days, inside or out? Any projects taking place? Any needing a little colour tweak?
Today I was back to my painting projects, and one of them was painting the wood for the frame of the sweet pea trellis. There’ll be more on that! My sweet peas have been planted, and Dad has planted his. Let the games begin… or at least the friendly competition to see whose grow in the best!
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