Sunday, October 14, 2012

late bloomer

I dragged my feet planting something pretty in the front of the shop this summer.  I finally saw some really pretty mandevilla vine at the market, but waited until the end of the week to hold one and when I went to pick it up the following Monday, all the plants were dehydrated and getting crisp: all the flowers had fallen off except for one that had a few promising tendrils.  The vendor gave it to me for free.

My Portugese neighbor, Renado planted it for me and took charge of its care.  Both of us are waiting for the Big Freeze when we'll have to dig it up.  I've given it to him to winter over and keep.  Look how well he's cared for it.





7 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

So pretty! I'll have to get one next year. I bought a jasmine and it was a total bust.

We froze here yesterday morning. I lost my coleus.

marlowe said...

I love it!

Bow Street Flowers said...

Aw. Coleus is so tender! 75 degrees tomorrow!!

Jen said...

It is glorious. What a nice neighbor!

Bare Mtn Farm said...

I agree, wow nice neighbor... it is gorgeous.

flwrjane said...

I Love the mandevilla. I always plant a white one in front of our house.

Since I have to pass it many times a day, even I can'r remember.

xo Jane

webb said...

Our pink one is a total slacker compared to yours! Lots of jealousy here.