Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Hummingbird and Passion Flower

Gerard captured this awesome photo of a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird sipping happily at one or our bright red petunias. Red is their favorite color, but they will sip at other favorite plants even if they aren't red. Actually getting a decent photo of an elusive but stunning hummingbird is extremely difficult as anyone who's ever tried knows! Making any picture that is clear and in a attractive position very precious.
Passion Flower: This is our first passion flower vine. We had seen one growing wild in a ditch out here in Georgia and so when I saw it on the Jackson & Perkins cataloge I ordered one. They are indigenous to South America. So that means they grow really easy out here! And they smell really, really great!


LaVonne Spencer said...

Hi Melissa, It looks really nice. I've never heard of SRE, but it looks really pretty. You did a great job. Thanks for writing. I'm not very good at it. :( I Love You, Aunt LaVonne

SY said...

i had someone give me a start of the passion flower a few years back. it is a gorgeous flower, but they can absolutely just take over! i have to pull a lot of them up like weeds because they are so invasive. they're pretty but can be a lot of work.

Melissa said...

Sy, That is so true! We planted ours in a container and it spread out from underneath the pot and into the surrounding area! It's already trying to invade!