Welcome to Blooming Friday! My erratic connection kept me out of blogdom but now I hope I'll be able to make up for all that lost time:)
I took this picture of a tiny dragonfly some time back in a nursery. The next best reason for visiting nurseries I must say, is to see so many lovelies flitting and flying about.
The Cluster Vine bloometh....after a gap of several months. There's a reason here. I had to prune it because the growth was so vigorous and that I did just when it showed signs of fatigue blooming like nobody's business throughout the cooler months till March/April. Wish I could say the same for other vines too but the others happen to be moody!!
The Skyblue Cluster Vine/Jacquemontia pentantha is a fast-growing climber. A native of tropical America, it's from the Morning Glory family. It's ideal for trellises. The flowers bloom in clusters at the end of long stalks. The flowers are attractive to pollinators. The plant can be easily propagated by cuttings and by seeds.
I couldn't resist posting these pictures from February and March this year. There's always a fly or a butterfly on the many blue blooms. I hope you enjoy going through these photos. To see what's blooming around the world, the place to stop by is-- Katarina's.
Thank you for stopping by... Have a great weekend everyone!!
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau