Thursday, June 2, 2016

Passion in the Garden...

Passion Flowers, that is.

It seems to be a small theme, this year.

First, our daughter got one, for her new/old garden.

She texted me this picture.
It's the purple variety...but, a bit different than some I've seen.

So, when we were down there, she and I took a trip...two whole blocks...
to the local garden center, to get one for me.

No purple left.
So, I got a Scarlet Passion Vine.

I like it.
It's not as hardy, though. I may have to treat it like an annual.

Then...the other night, when I was doing the evening Garden Walk,
I noticed a bloom, on the fence in the Fenced Yard.

Small blooms...
I'd left this vine, when I cut things back on this fence.
I'm glad I did.

Turns out, it's a Wild Passion Vine.
Passiflora lutea.

The blooms are only the size of a quarter.
But, they're very interesting.

That vine has been on the fence for a couple years.
I never noticed any blooms.

Don't you love GOOD garden surprises?

And, I guess you could say we have more results of
"garden passion".

Yep...this year's crop, is showing up.

Hope you have a good weekend.
We're forecast MORE rain.

Happy Gardening...


  1. Beautiful. I love the native passion vine. Can you save seeds in the fall as I would like to add that to a trellis. No babies over here yet but I'll bet they are out there.

  2. We love our luteas! They come up all over the place when I least expect it!


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