Passiflora loefgrenii, also known as the garlic passionfruit vine from Brazil, is making an unlikely, late-December flowering debut in my garden. This December show is probably a one-time fluke for a summer bloomer that will settle down to a more predictable routine after its first year. Then again, it may actually prefer to bloom in [...]
Reputedly a more restrained passion vine, a young Passiflora loefgrenii, the Garlic Passion Flower, gives an exciting, tightly coiled performance its first year even when not in bloom.
Now imagine this with passionflowers. Hurry, summer 2013!
Asarina scandens. What a kewpie-doll mouth.
I love watching how the blooms trace along the ropey stems, scrolling intriguing outlines. See the letter “E”?
A trove of inspiration for a jewelry designer.
A galloping vine, wending its way this summer over the fence and into my neighbor’s peach tree. I hope they [...]
It was recently calculated (but not by me) that my little back garden is all of 882 square feet. After 20 years of gardening here, methodically covering every inch of that 882 square feet, with moisture and light now robbed by mature trees and shrubs, this past year I became intensely interested in vines. It [...]