Gardening with Nature, Humor, & Kittens
they look so strange and complex. Took a piece home from Croatia but it did not survive :-(
Weird and wonderful!
I have been seeing a number of Passion Flower shots this summer, but yours is one of the finest. The shades of lavender are beautiful and the detail stunning. Lovely photography. Sorry my thumbnail went in 3 times. I am so embarrassed. Mr. Linky was really messed up and posted it over and over again while telling me it could not post it at all. Sorry about that. Genie
Wonderful photo of this exotic (to me) flower!
What an unusual flower. We don't see those around here. Great shot!
Stunning macro photography! The fruits are quiet easily available here in the supermarket but I'm not a big fan of them, unles it comes in juice bottle.
Stunning shot - completely original and very beautiful.
Isn't it pretty? The ones we have in our yard here in South Texas aren't quite as lavender...ours are more 'pinkish' LOLBeautiful photo.COTTON FIELD is my M M link for this week.Hope you stop by and have a terrific Monday!!!
I love those- when I lived in Houston I planted a little one gallon along the fence and it went everywhere!!! Up in the middle of the yard, allllll through my garden- I could not contain it. Crazy. It doesn't do that here in Austin at all- guess due to the fact we get a little colder - it is beautiful though. Do you find yours going all over the place? That drove me a little nuts but I do love the flower.
Hi Kacky,When I did research on the name I found that it is indeed considered a 'weed' by some! What a wonderful problem, huh? I can't grow this in my yard because I have too much shade. I found this flower at a local mom & pop nursery and the lighting was just perfect for the camera shot. I would say people could plant it along a bare fence and be happy with it sprawling. One of the most beautiful displays I've ever seen was at Travis Elementary Butterfly Garden. They had one on a trellis that was attached to a wooden fence. They also had the RED passion vine, but it was just for beauty since I'm told it is not a host plant like our native purple and yellow passifloras. Could you imagine growing all three kinds together? Ooo la la!Exotic!David/ Tropical Texana/ :-)
I forgot to mention it is the host plant to some mighty wonderful butterflies including the Zebra longwings.Here's more from the Johnson Wildflower people:http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PAIN6
Marvelous macro shot!!
Didn't know it was a native plant. I'll to get one when I have enough space!
What very strange and fascinating flowers they are! It reminds me, too, that we had a vine last year and I hadn't realised it has gone missing! No passion flowers for me ...
It's definitely one of the most amazing flowers. So much remarkable detail and layers in one bloom. Beautiful.Meems
I also love, love LOVE passionflowers despite their invasive tendencies. The fruit of the maypop is super yummy too!
Hi David,I saw this beautiful flower the first time one T.K.Goforth's blog tasteoftropicaltexas.com and now I see it here on your blog again.This flower really fascinated me from the first time on when I saw it. Great Macro shot, David.
That is one of the most unusual yet beautiful flowers that I've ever seen. Great shot, David!
I always appreciate your comments & questions! Happy Gardening from David/ Tropical Texana