Monday, August 9, 2010

Sweet Potato Vine

Over the weekend, shopping with friends, shopping for fabric and antiquing, I found the sweetest jar of sweet potato vine for sale at one of the shops. Now I do not boast a green thumb, I have a pretty small flower bed, but when I saw this beautiful green I just had to bring them home!











It occurred to me way I felt so drawn to rooting plants, if that's what they are called....I remember my mother kept the kitchen window sill full of jars just like this!! Any pickle jar, or mayo jar, and anything that would root she would (she had a fabulous green thumb). I seem to remember Wandering Jew and Ivy the most....








So I brought the the little babies home and decided to give them bigger jars...well vases, I love the shape of these, I picked these up at another thrift store














I am not sure when to plant them...








I guess I'll have to google it! :)






14 comments:

  1. I love sweet potato vine...It's one of my favorite annuals to grow! I plant it in almost every container that I put together for the summer. Funny you should post this - I was just thinking this weekend about taking cuttings of it in the fall and rooting them this winter so that I won't have to buy any in the spring.

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  2. I love your blog! You are so good at everything and inspire me for sure! I love the bottlecap tray and the scrapbook paper art! It is all gorgeous! I would love to come visit sometime and see your house!

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  3. Your photograph up top is beautiful.

    :)

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  4. i have atleast 5 mason jars full with these wonderful vines.....they are a annual here in Pa so i am not sure what i am going to do with them once early winter gets here. i may attempt to keep them all winter (if possible)

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  5. Oh I love sweet potato vines. My DH bought me a green one and a red vine one. Then he planted them in a really huge pot with a tomato cage placed in the middle. They have grown up the tomato cage and drape down the sides again and the red and green leaves are so prety intertwined. One of my favorite plants. Give it a try. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Sweet potato vine is so easy to grow. In our day Mother & nearly every I can recall, had jars or vases of plants rooted in water on their window sills. Sweet memories ...

    Have a lovely summer's day ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  7. I can't help you...no green thumb here either, but I like it that something so simple made you so happy!

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  8. Depending where you live potato vine is an annual. So, here in Pa. it only grows in the Spring and Summer. So, you have to plant it in the spring. I am going to take some cuttings of mine and root them this winter after seeing yours!!! Thanks! XO, Pinky

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  9. I was given a sweet potato plant years ago by a neighbor. They produce little potatoes in the fall, and those make new plants next year. It has actually become invasive in my yard. If you live in a colder dlimate, this may not happen to you. Love your blog!

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  10. Gorgeous vine. I've never tried that. Great blog.

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  11. Love your new header!! I m hosting a jewelery giveaway..do stop by!

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  12. this is so good, i tried to send you an email earlier but it said delivery failure, have you got a new email address?

    thanks

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  13. No new email address, it should be sweetsomethingdesign@yahoo.com
    or send it to designace30@yahoo.com

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  14. What a wonderful idea! I love Summer! Hope you are having a great week Michelle!

    xoox
    Jen

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