Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Celestial Jade Vine


First off, forgive my absence. I am fervently trying to make up for it! (if that's not yet obvious...)

There are so many photos on their way. The past 6 weeks have been a whirlwind of weddings and travel, and I'm just now beginning to sleep my usual solid 8 hours (and at night no less!).

In the meantime, here's the photo of the day (this would imply I will be posting photos "of the day" on a daily basis, but I'm not sure I can commit to that... all in good time!) So, photo of the day. And of course I'm referring to the second of the two! It is the absolutely stunning jade vine (aka: strongylodon macrobotrys). The colour is something straight out of Avatar, with a sort of ethereal glow. Though I stumbled upon this gem while passing a "featured garden" in Darwin, Australia just a couple weeks ago, it originally hails from the tropical forests of the Phillipines.

And I LOVE it. I have vowed to grow a million of these in my own garden someday. The same garden that will rest outside my sewing room window, just beside the paddock where I will keep my Alpacas ;)

Photo Credit: My Benjamin Lahring

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