Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Flowery Viney Things

'Scarlet Pimpernel' Dipladenia.  A really little one.  The flowers look pink, but they are much more red and actually turns a deep scarlet as the plant matures.  This is another that we had in our house in Huntington Beach.  Don't worry, I've think we've run out of plants to duplicate here.  It wasn't a very big house.

This one we are going to train to go up a pyramid trellis, which you can't see in this picture.  That's because it's still sitting at the nursery waiting for us to come purchase it.  But fear not, loyal reader, for we will be happy to share once we get it.  These, I think, grow fairly quickly, so that purchase had better be made soon.

P.S.  I failed to mention, due to my refusal to relive it, that our beloved Tottenham Hotspur fell to relegated Burnley last Sunday.  No matter, as Arsenal won, so there was no possibility of third.  We still finished fourth and qualified for Champion's League, which Spurs have never done before.  Congratulations to the lads from the west side of the big land mass west of the pond.


  1. I like the shape of the flowers both in bud and open. Better get that trellis!

  2. I wish that the Dipladenia and Tottenham Hotspur will climb up beautifully! Britta

  3. Sherlock, I couldn't agree more. I think that's what we'll be doing this weekend.

    Thank you for stopping by, Britta. I like your optimistic thinking. Something that can be hard to do when one is a Spurs fan.

  4. I can't wait to see it growing up it's new trellis. Better get one soon :-)

  5. Don't buy a trellis, make one! Blimey, I thought all Americans had an A-Team style ability to construct anything from the general clutter lying around an average barn.

  6. IG, you're mistaking us with McGyver. However, I do believe making one will be the best way to go. I'm thinking of one shaped like a giant gamecock standing on a football!