The Yellow Farmhouse Garden

June 8, 2008

Suprise in the Greenhouse

Filed under: Uncategorized — bob @ 3:40 pm

With all of the hustle and bustle of planting 1000′s of flowers and vegetables these past couple of weeks, I almost missed the show that my Passion Flower was putting on.

Passion Flower

I planted this from seed about three years ago, this is the first time it has flowered. There are three Passion Flower plants in the green house.

The actual flowers themselves are borne on a vine. Each flower seems to last a day or so then another takes its place. As you can see, they are very impressive, complex-looking blossoms.

These are the same plants that produce Passion fruit, which is used by some people as a mild, fruity tranquilizer.

Even though they look very exotic to us northerners, they grow wild mostly in the southeast states and South America. There are some species that are hardy enough to grow as far north as Tennessee and southern Pennsylvania. I don’t know what variety I have.

For those folks in the south this all may seem mundane, but up here in Michigan…it’s a heck of a lot of fun!


1 Comment »

  1. It’s so pretty. Sometimes we are so busy working and getting ready that we miss the best part!

    Comment by victoria — June 18, 2008 @ 1:59 pm

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