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Old May 28, 2004, 6:14 PM   #1
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I love passion flowers. Hope you do to.


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Old May 28, 2004, 6:32 PM   #2
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I've never seen one before, but it sure fits the challenge. Is it a garden flower?
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Old May 28, 2004, 6:58 PM   #3
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It is a vine. They come in purple too. They attract butterflies & the red ones also attract hummingbirds (but not in my yard). I used to have purple ones also, but they died off. The flower closes at night and here they bloom all year long.

"The reproductive parts of the flower (the yellow anthers and red stigma) resemble the crown of thorns that Jesus wore during the "passion," his sufferings before crucifixion. "
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All the really showy flowers only seem to grow in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Up here in New York, about the showiest flower is the day lily. Anything else either has to grow indoors or be replanted each spring.
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I have never been to NY but I have visited Michigan (my husband's home state)and Washington DCand there are lots of pretty flowers up North that we can't grow down here. One thing that amazes my husband though is Norfolk pines. Here they are 30' to 40' high and he says that he had only seen them before tiny in planters. And look at all the beautiful flowers in an English Country Garden! I think each place has something to offer - only we don't have snow! (Thank goodness!)

Not red - but a pretty magnolia - I took this pix at Bok Tower.
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Old May 28, 2004, 7:24 PM   #6
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Ok, let me try again
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Old May 28, 2004, 7:26 PM   #7
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The first one fits the challenge to a T -and that second one - the shape is just so eye-catching! :-)
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Nice shots, I don't know much about flowers but browsing through these forums i've noticed there's some really wierd looking ones. :-)
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You're right there. I never noticed them much as a kid, but they are not only weird but very interesting. A life lesson in themselves.
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We don't have pretty magnolias either.

What I was trying to say is that we can have all kinds of exotic plants, but they have to be grown in greenhouses or living rooms.
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