Friday, August 13, 2010
The first couple of passion flower vines (passiflora) I planted in the Moonlight Garden that were labeled as white turned out to be not-so-much white as lavender. I let them stay solely out of appreciation for their willingness to grow quickly and cover the arbor that was looking a bit sparse in the new garden. I tried again last spring, but this time I didn't trust the label and only bought vines that had actual flowers on them that I could see were actually white. As passifloras do, they grew quickly and I now have lovely white passion flowers on another arbor leading into the garden. Will I remove the lavender ones? Maybe someday, but for right now, their exuberance, beauty and "passion" for living are allowing them to keep their place in the all white garden.