Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
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Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
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Flower of the Day: Trumpet Vine

Submitted by on December 6, 2014 – 8:07 amNo Comment

IMG_2851-200Blood orange trumpet vine flowers grace a wall in Athens, Greece, on a sunny early September afternoon.

According to Wikipedia, Campsis (trumpet creeper, trumpet vine) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to woodland in China and North America. It consists of two species, both of which are vigorous deciduous perennial climbers, clinging by aerial roots, and producing large trumpet-shaped flowers in late summer. They are hardy but require the shelter of a warm wall in full sun.

(Photo ©2014 by Susan McKee)

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