Winning Summer Plant Duo

September 8, 2014

It's been hot...dang hot! By this time of year, Texas gardens can look a bit worse for wear. Yet, there are a few plants that seem to soldier through, despite the brutal heat and drought. Here's a shot of a duo that makes me smile every time I look out my living room window...

The Texas sage 'Rio Bravo' is still a baby, yet it blooms its head off everytime humidity increases or we get a bit of rain. The 'Marguerite' sweet potato vine has basically engulfed all the surrounding plants, but makes a lovely foudation for the Texas sage. In fact, the sweet potato vine is basically eating my entire driveway. Yet, August is not a month we complain about plants thriving here in Texas. So go ahead you beast of a vine, swallow my driveway!

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