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An Apartment Complex Gets a Garden Makeover

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What a difference a year and a half made! The tiny banana plant now towers over the laundry room, with several suckers at its base. The ti plants (Cordyline fruticosa 'Red Sister', zones 9 to 11) have grown tall in their protected microclimate, and the ornamental sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Marguerite', zones 9 to 11, annual elsewhere) has taken it upon itself to cover the garden with a bright green living mulch.You might be wondering if the ornamental sweet potato vine gets out of control in such a small space. Yeah, it does. I've been pruning the vines once a week to keep them off the sidewalk and will replace them with a less-enthusiastic ground cover next year.

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iklurman added this to Plants
April 13, 2014
The backbone of this planting consists of ice cream banana (Musa 'Blue Java', zones 8b to 11), radicalis palms (Chamaedorea radicalis, zones 8b to 11) and lady palm (Rhapis excelsa, zones 8b to 11). The apartment complex straddles the line between zones 8b and 9, so I was able to use slightly cold-hardier versions of tropical plants, lending a resort feel to the north Florida poolside. But for the moment, it looked downright ugly.
mj1225turner added this to Landscape Ideas
December 19, 2013
Save to IdeabookEmail Photo What a difference a year and a half made! The tiny banana plant now towers over the laundry room, with several suckers at its base. The ti plants (Cordyline fruticosa 'Red Sister', zones 9 to 11) have grown tall in their protected microclimate, and the ornamental sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Marguerite', zones 9 to 11, annual elsewhere) has taken it upon itself to cover the garden with a bright green living mulch.
Clinkston Architects added this to Landscape
December 2, 2013
ti plant (Cordyline fruticosa 'Red Sister', zones 9 to 11)
susanapa added this to susanapa's ideas
November 21, 2013
low maintenance
dionicioj2000 added this to arreglos del driveways o enfrente
October 30, 2013
desde otro angulo
lulubelle5 added this to lulubelle5's ideas
October 20, 2013
love the purple with chartruese!
marlenemcdonald added this to Landscaping
October 16, 2013
Ti plants
carrieado added this to gardening
September 30, 2013
The backbone of this planting consists of ice cream banana (Musa 'Blue Java', zones 8b to 11), radicalis palms (Chamaedorea radicalis, zones 8b to 11) and lady palm (Rhapis excelsa, zones 8b to 11).
catsideas added this to very cool ideas
September 29, 2013
Such a nice idea
thekarenursic added this to karen's garden
September 29, 2013
sweet potato vine-ornamental
eagleave added this to eagleave's Favorites
September 27, 2013
1 year later Cordyline Red Sister ti plants, ornamental sweet potato vine and banana tree.
johanalelo added this to Outdoors
September 25, 2013
Cordyline
dclay2 added this to Landscape Ideas
September 24, 2013
Everything!
ogmandino added this to 2013 Home
September 23, 2013
รั้ว
dekanner added this to dekanner's ideas
September 23, 2013
cordyline fruiticosa 'red sister'-ti plants
reneetritt added this to reneetritt's ideas
September 23, 2013
variety
beautysblush added this to Landscaping
September 23, 2013
Red sister, banana plant
Ashley Mullane added this to ashley_mullane's Ideas
September 23, 2013
Garden
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September 22, 2013
garden
vbsedgwick added this to vbsedgwick's Ideas
September 22, 2013
For my shady planter.
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September 22, 2013
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September 22, 2013
plants
andie200 added this to Gardening
September 22, 2013
After.....
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September 22, 2013
Pretty!
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September 22, 2013
Landscape
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September 22, 2013
Love
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September 22, 2013
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catherine_covington added this to Cat's dream ideas
September 22, 2013
I normally only use Ipomoea in containers but this is a great idea for a filling in plant.
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September 22, 2013
Avant
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September 22, 2013
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September 22, 2013
no 5 wow
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September 22, 2013
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September 22, 2013
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September 22, 2013
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September 22, 2013
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September 18, 2013
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