Last week’s trip to Raleigh, NC for the annual Garden Writer’s symposium was successful on several fronts, but perhaps most successful in my being able to capture some great images of many unique and unusual garden plants which I’ll be bringing to you here over the weeks and months to come.
The first of those has been a favorite plant of mine since I grew it as a child. Vigna caracalla, or snail vine, is a snail you’ll definitely want to have in your garden! The name snail vine comes not from the fact that it’s as slow as a snail (actually, just the opposite), but from the one-of-a-kind blossoms that curl and twist like the shell of a snail. It’s certainly one of the most unique vines you can grow.