Friday, June 22, 2007

For Alameda Claires Aunt Helen


Two photos of the Harlow Carr Passionflower for sale. I guess photographing it was not quite as good as buying it. I have the image now of it though. It is on my wish list now too.
The First passionflower I saw was on an Alameda garden blog.
I just checked out the Web address and it was a memorial post for Claires Aunt Helen, who gave her the love of Passionflowers, Cannas,poor mans orchids and cherry tree's..

7 comments:

Naturegirl said...

I love the beauty of the ~passion flower~ but never purchased one the intimate details in the centre is breathtaking.Come by and see my tribute ~Heaven Scent Daisy~ a spirit missed by the international blogging community.She lived in your part of the world.She had passion. Skippy I also feel you have passion for your Flora. hugs NG

lisa said...

That sure is beautiful!

snappy said...

Thanks NatureGirl im sure you meant Snappy not Skippy :) the bush kangaroo.I do have a passion for flowers and plants, which is infectious I think.I can get people fired up about Nature.I will check out your tribute...
Thanks Lisa,I think the passion flower is awesome.No wander the religeous have seen gods wander in it.The Flower is outrageously beautiful and unique.From my three photos you can see different colourations.I wander if anyone collects them?
They have a black magic allure attached to them.Im jealous my sister has one growing on her fence after mum pruned it for her.Good job Mum!!

Angela said...

Have you seen the Passiflora selection on this website? The selection is amazing... One could become addicted.

Kartuz Greenhouses- Passiflora

In my area, some passionflowers are too tender and some will eat your house. Just depends on the species or cultivar.

snappy said...

Thanks For the Website tip Angela.It has an enormous variety on sale (most have sold out though when I looked).My fav's were the Passiflora Caerulia, Jeanette, and Star of Bristol.Gotta get me one of these passion flowers soon!It seems some ven have edible fruits on after the flowers have gone :)
I can see addiction to passionflowers could be easy to come into.

Claire Splan said...

Thanks so much for this post and for your kind comment to my post! My aunt would have been thrilled to think that her name was being mentioned in a gardening discussion that's criss-crossing halfway around the world. This passionflower is really special. The pure white petals really make it stand out.

snappy said...

you are Welcome Claire.Its funny you started me looking at passionflower with your post before, my sister grew one, I photographed one then remembered you, and found my way back to your blog.The lady who started you off loving passion flowers was your Aunt.I am glad the Discussion criss crosses across the world and that she would be thrilled at it!
All the passionflowers I have seen have been gorgeous.I want one or two now :)