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A Passionate Solstice

Passionate Flower

Passionate Flower

Right here in my little corner of temperate geography,the first bloom from my Passion Flower vine,planted late in the season last year,struts its eccentric self.
Lucky me!

A Bean is Born

Bean Head

Bean Head

Here come the Romas! These are the very large,flat,meaty beans that are so delicious steamed with butter,salt &pepper. I was first introduced to these beans by an elderly Italian man named John,who,along with his wife Lena,tended a jaw dropping acre of vegetables. Whenever I plant,harvest and eat these gems,I think of them.

Bleeding Heart

Dicentra spectabilis-Latin for "Remarkable"

Dicentra spectabilis-Latin for "Remarkable"

New to my garden,is this delicate and tender plant. It is blooming right now under a sweeping double purple lilac tree in the front yard. Bleeding Heart also goes by the name Lady’s Locket,Lady’s Heart,and Lyre Flower. If you bend back the little lyre-shaped petals it will reveal a tiny,slightly scandalous Lady in the Bath (another common name).