Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Of flowering climbers

The jade vine is flowering once more and astonishing the guests at Native Place with its unusual color and stunning grace. The pepper vines are loaded with pepper and the mystery climber at the front entrance trellis also continues to flower, its hanging candelabra like bracts adding yet another shade of excitement to the Native Place Garden.

Butterflies are out in large numbers too floating about merrily sipping nectar from a variety of flowering plants we have grown especially to attract them.

This gardener has a lot to be happy about and grateful for. The sun, the rain, the flowers, the birds, the bees, and butterflies

Astrid Rao


Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Very nice, I wish I could nibble some of that pepper... / LOL Tyra

nativeplace gardener said...

You wont believe how strong the taste is

Chandramouli S said...

The mystery climber is a pleasant sight, Astrid. Especially the blooms that look as if they're hanging from the sky. Nature blessed you with it.

Sunita said...

Is your mystery climber the Mysore Clock Vine? I've got a tiny little plant which is nowhere near flowering but from what I've seen of the mother plant, the flower clusters look very much like it.
Where do you manage to get such lovely plants? Pune? I'm drooling over them, especially the Jade Vine.

Gururaj Rao said...

Your climbing plants are wonderful. Wish I could grow some of those here in Japan, especially pepper. I'm currently experiment with curry leaf, plumeria (champa), beetroot; and have been pleasantly surprised with balsam, aster, carrots (through seeds bought at Mumbai). Hope to see more Indian bloggers on Blotanical.