Indeterminate Companion Planting ...

roselee z8b S.W. TexasJuly 13, 2010

In this mornings stroll through the garden some oddly interesting unplanned plant companions were noticed. It was as if the back yard were the melting pot of the plant world where many as yet unintroduced flowers were meeting one another for the first time.

"Hello, I'm from South America. Where did you say you were from? Northern Europe? So glad to meet you!"

They are very unlikely companions, but nonetheless a volunteer Tie dyed morning glory slithers up a spiky agave's fronds as if looking in vain for a hand to shake ...

While another stem embraces the top of the Kidneywood tree making a very odd couple ...

West Texas Wooly bee bush finds a nice companion in South American Bougainvillia ...

Argentine Sweet almond verbena snuggles up to Miss So. American Bougainvillea and whispers, "Haven't we met somewhere before?"

While Bordered patch butterflies take advantage of his strong scented blooms ...

A late flowering Butterscotch daylily peaks out from the skirts of Fanicks phlox and is discovered by a Bordered patch butterfly ...

Angelonia and Heritage rose make very sweet music together ...

Evidently David has been conferring with Adam and has now wised up to hiding better in the bushes ;-)

Have you noticed any oddly beautiful, or just plain odd, plant companions in your yard?

But all things considered isn't it fun how we can have plants from so many continents coming together in our gardens ...

Happy gardening!

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Dang, Roselee. You're just awesome!


    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 10:01PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Those flowers are amazing and just beautiful.

I'll see what I can find tomorrow.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 10:14PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Thanks for the comment Omar :-)

Shirley, I hope you find something. I'm hoping people will check in with photos of interestingly juxtaposed plants in their gardens.

Interesting word: juxtaposed. I'm not even sure how to pronounce it ... LOL. And only see it used in decorating and gardening magazines, but lets have some fun and just-a-pose some pictures on this thread.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2010 at 10:40PM
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Beautiful pictures! What a fabulous garden! "just-a-pose" lol

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 12:54PM
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now i have some greattt desktop photos.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2010 at 1:06PM
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Boy your garden is looking awesome this year!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2010 at 12:34AM
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bobbi_p(z8/9 Cypress, TX)

Gorgeous as always!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2010 at 5:46PM
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