Longing for... Lusting after..... Coveting
Plant lust can be an addiction.
In particular, I've a penchant for Solanum species, aka Nighshade.
I once wrote in Garden Design magazine, "show me a plant with attitude and I swoon."
doubtless scared away more than a few garden visitors. A tall, rangy shrub marked by purple-black stems densely covered in thorns, it's another South American species.
An unexpectedly vigorous growth habit eventually compelled me to say au revoir, and I ceremoniously removed it from the intimate space of the patio. Not a good spot to admire the plant's strange beauty.
has appeared here and there in the garden over the years.
Tender perennial set apart by furry textured leaves, and a rich purple hue on new growth and spines.
Now growing in a container,