Sunday, July 13, 2008

Plant This :: Globe Amaranth

I had a big container of globe amaranth in our container garden two years ago and it got the most attention from visitors. So, I picked up a starter from the Wednesday evening City Market in Meade Park and added it to this year's very simple deck garden. Give it full sun (afternoon sun) and a sprinkle of water here and there. This low-fuss annual will keep blooming well into early autumn. Pair it with trailing chartreuse sweet potato vine (not pictured here - but here's a photo) for a cooling effect. Both withstand our summers beautifully.

2 comments: said...

Thank you! I will try this one!

Dave said...

The starters look so innocent, don't they? I lined the front walk with them two summers ago, not expecting the 3'x3' spread that the purples grow to. It looked gorgeous, and the mailman got over it.