Quote of the day:
“… then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
– William Wordsworth
Forage in March for:
Cleavers, Dandelion flowers and leaves, Gorse flowers, Ground Elder , Hop shoots, Alexanders, Primroses, Wild Plum blossom, Sweet Violets
Wordless Wednesday – A trumpet worth blowing!
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How pretty. I’ve tried Mirabilis jalapa but this is a new one for me.
Yes, thanks. I love M. jalapa too, but am not too fond of the ‘Broken Colours’ kind.
A very pretty flower, and glad you could get it to flower for you. 😃
Thx Cathy. It’s taken its sweet time, but as with most things you have to wait for …
What fun! Beautiful flower.
A pretty little thing (but quite long!), I like the contrast of the white petals with the orange/pink stamens/style.
It is very exotic and alluring! I have to remember to go looking for it in the evening though.
A new one on me… it must be moth pollinated, eh?
Lol, but what kind in England I wonder?
Well, look at that. It’s in the Four O’Clock family! I thought the flower looked sort of familiar. Your M. longiflora is native here in Arizona and New Mexico, and a teeny-tiny spot in far west Texas: very interesting! And, yes — the Four O’Clock species we have are as fragrant as can be, especially when they’ve just opened.
🙂 I’ve since discovered that they produce cute, big, scrab-like seeds. I wonder what pollinated mine?
How sweet! I have never seen this before.
Not terribly surprising given that it looks like droopy bit of strings until evening!