|This is the pergola my husband made for me,on his own, without any help! My vines are flowering to thank him for me.|
'Garlic Vine' is the common name for Cydista Aequinoctialis.
Let us see if Miss G-Vine has the 'genealogy' which is appropriate enough for her to be accepted by polite society.
FAMILY : Bignoniaceae
ORIGIN : Tropical America
SIZE : medium vine 6' - 8'
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full to partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : low 30's
FLOWER : spring and fall
COMMENTS : when crushed, the leaves smell like garlic
Oh-oh, I spot a tiny problem here, she might be a little off-putting at a ball if she smells like garlic. Hope she's not crushed when on the dance floor!
|The vine flowers only twice a year...what shy, shrinking violets!|
|When they do flower, they do it in style and in profusion.|
|These delightful flowers last only a few days on the vine, appearing lighter in colour each day until they turn fully white.|
|This one's for you Tootsie, for giving me a chance to flaunt my flowers!|
|And this one's for you, Carol. Thanks for hosting this meme.|
If you wish to see more blooms, click on the Fertilizer Friday and GBBD links at the bottom of this page.