Monday, February 28, 2011

Passion flowers, bees and Morning Glory wreathlets!

How do you like this quote by Robert Brault???
"Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden".

Who is Robert Brault? A free lance can find his stuff HERE!

For those of you who expressed interest in seeing my red they are! On the fence that is the backdrop to the tire garden, I have red passionvine, jasmine (4 kinds),the little light purple flower vine (seen below with bees/unknown to me), and Morning Glories. I worry at times that the chain link fence may fall over one of these days, but not only is it gorgeous, but works as a privacy screen between yards. As much as I love my neighbor, it is nice to have that visual barrier.

I went out to the garden in early evening the other day and found all of these closed up Morning Glories! Are they not the sweetest? I can honestly say I have not paid close enough attention to them previously to even notice. I had to take a few pics!

And a few bee shots too! They are adorable popping in and out of these flowers covering a larger and larger portion of the fence. (Some sort of vine, I know not what).


Lynn said...

Julie, thank you for posting these equisite flowers. I have NEVER seen a red passion flower before.
And your Morning glories fold much differently than mine. Is CA and FL so different?
I wonder if the bees are in some Mexican primrose? Mine does not grow on a vine however but on the ground. ??? Wonderful flower/photos all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Wonderful! Love the pictures girlie!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I have never even heard of a red passion vine. It is beautiful. I do the same thing with our section of chain link fence. There are vines growing on it. I like privacy and so do my neighbors. I can't wait until I am out chasing bees around the garden trying to take their photo. It won't be long now.

marianne said...

Oh wow what glory!
Never seen red passion flowers before!


Anonymous said...

I can't believe so much is blooming in your garden. My weedy yard had gardenias blooming last week, but none today. Only my Eucalyptus tree is putting out new limbs (where I don't want them). Everything else is still dormant.

And, I lost most of my succulents over the winter. I've had them outside for 5 years... We had a very cold winter - many nights in the low 20s.

Kimberly said...

Hey, Julie. Great the curled ends of the morning glories. I'm always amazed with the large red blooms of the passion vine, too. Where in Palm Beach are you? I'm in Jupiter.

deepazartz said...

The flowers are gorgeous, Julie and the bee popping in and out that amused L'tl A very much. She wanted to know why that is so...:)

donna said...

Those are the most interesting morning glory photos I've ever seen. Had to laugh at that bee. He has his head pretty far down in that bloom.


ellieT said...

I know I'm re-iterating some thoughts, but RED passiflora?? I had no idea - and it's so vibrant!
I love my passionflower (it produced plenty of blooms indoors this winter, which blew my mind!)

is it rare? I would love to find one for myself, but I do live in Toronto where I'm doubting they are readily available