24 March 2006

Away

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It has been nice to watch the wisteria gather itself and produce so many buds from such a sad-looking bundle of dormant twigs. I've never had a chance to observe the process up close before. Good thing it's finally ready to bloom while we're out of town.


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Another plant east coasters might not know well is the angel's trumpet, a very fast-growing tree in the potato family that sends out tons of these 6+" flowers almost year round. Someone told me they're pollinated by bats (in S. America, not here). It seems like these got very popular here a few years ago, but that may have merely been when I started paying attention. This plant might be in poor taste, depending on the definition: the flowers are freakishly big, numerous, and short-lived. Am I shallow to love it?

2 Comments:

Anonymous meniscus said...

oh. my. god.

3/24/2006 1:51 PM  
Anonymous kk said...

That's not why you're shallow. The flowers look lovely.

3/24/2006 2:22 PM  

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