A Hidden Reminder

My friend, owner of "The Farm", awesome person extraordinaire, texted me today to see if I would be making the trip out there...she had a couple plants for me.  Knowing that some of my seeds didn't come up or died because of the mothers day frost, she brought me a pallet of plants from a local green house.  Watermelon, cantaloupe, a variety of pumpkins, cucumber and honeydew melon.  YIPPEE!!! This time of year, these plants are pretty much wiped out of the local garden centers so this was an incredible gift.

Then she gave me this


It's called Passion Flower Vine or Passiflora Caerulea.  Doesn't it look absolutely amazing?  The Passion Flower is a perennial vine that requires full sunlight, well-drained soil, and with those conditions, will grow 10-15'.  I had a perfect spot for it right along my fence line.  As mentioned in my previous post, I was looking for a colorful vine to go along my privacy fence.  Coincidence?  Maybe.  The only trick will be to keep it covered enough during the winter as it is zone 6-9 hearty.  I will worry about that when the time comes. 

One thing that my friend didn't realize is that she gave me was a reminder of something that is very important in my life.  Every time I look at this brilliant flower I will remember what this flower represents.  The following is the description:

"This wonderful vine produces beautiful bicolor flowers and dark green lobed leaves.  The Passion Flower is said to depict the Passion of Christ with the petals and the sepals representing the Apostles, the pistils represents the nails of the cross and the purple corona representing the crown of the thorns laced on Christ's head."

Wonderful vine indeed.  You have to admit, representation or not, this is an awesome flower.
Thanks Ms. M!
1 Response
  1. Laura Says:

    Passion flowers are wild! Such a tropical feel from the blooms!


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