Sunday, September 13, 2009

Just thought I'd share...


Click for a larger image. You won't be disappointed. I promise.

And if you were all closer I'd happily send you home with cuttings. Passion flowers are beautiful but the vines grow everywhere.

Hope your weekend has been as colorful as mine. :-)

14 comments:

Andrea said...

Wild. They look like the swirling dress of a flamenco dancer.

My weekend was pretty fun. We celebrated my hubby's birthday and the huge cake I made for him did not live to see its third day!

Morgan said...

I love cake! I'm glad he had a happy birthday.
And that's a good comparison; the flowers do kind of look like flamenco dancers.

Karen said...

Gorgeous flowers, thanks!

Morgan said...

You are quite welcome, Karen.

June Price said...

Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous. Wonder if they'd grow in the Alaskan climate? They even look like they're moving!

thimscool said...

Very nice.

I had to work a bunch this weekend, but today the family went letterboxing at the Occoneechee Speedway, and Atticus and I made a craft board for his school projects.

Morgan said...

June, I can check for you. I'm not sure what zone they grow in. We're in Zone 7 which is really pretty temperate but our winter nights can drop down into the single digits (this happened last winter) and the vines survived to bloom again. They grow wild in many states far to the north of us. Here's a link with more information:
http://wildcrops.com/blog/index.php?p=154&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1
I would imagine you could root them in a pot and let them climb and cut them back and move them indoors before things get too harsh and move them out the following spring.

Morgan said...

Sounds like fun, Luke! How's the homeschooling going? Our year has gotten off to a great start.

Christopher said...

Those flowers are simply amazing. I remember finding them in a vacant lot near my house when I was a kid. I found a black widow spider in the same place--but that's another story. A friend of mine called the plants "mapops" because of the popping sound the seed pods made when he stomped on them. I took the seed pods and tried planting them. For some reason they never took.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flower and beautiful photograph. Going to see if I can raise this flower in my garden. Thanks for the idea.

Laura said...

Fabulous photo--I have never seen a flower like it before. I will check to see if I can grow it here in IL.

Morgan said...

Christopher is right; they are commonly called Maypops and grow in the wild. Those of you in northern climes may have variations of them there.

Anonymous said...

i hope some intrepid do-gooder will show up at the dinner, secretly tape Sarah's speech and then sell it to the highest bidder. I seriously don't think this speech will be a secret for long,,, its just too too tempting!
-ayerishgrl

ps-first time poster but i love your blog Morgan!

Morgan said...

Thanks, Anon. I hope someone will tape it. Maybe she'll feel safe enough before a foreign crowd to actually give one she's written. Yep, comedy gold.