Thursday, May 27, 2010

Evening post

Hi Folks ~ It is almost 8:30 p.m. I've got dishes to wash, then I plan on heading off to bed to read for awhile.

This afternoon while I was washing dishes in the scullery I noticed white blooms in the growth outside the window that I hadn't seen before. I thought oh my gosh, I think those are Madagascar vine or Bridal Wreath vine, Stephanotis floribunda. I went outside, saw that that's exactly what it was, got the step ladder and proceeded to unwind the vine from some rose canes, so that they would hang down lower and I could enjoy the blooms beauty and scent. Tomorrow they will probably be open. I've had this for a few years and have not had any blooms since I first got it, so this is thrilling to me. I took pictures of the two clusters, shown below.




Here are some clouds on this warm, humid evening.




That's it for now. Have a great weekend.

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL

12 comments:

Ami said...

It is always exciting to see new blooms, especially after a few years!!! Enjoy your new bloom and the fragrance! Have a great weekend!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Beautiful white blossoms! What a lovely surprise to end your day with. Enjoy!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I have never grown Stephanotis. What a great surprise and treat for you, but even more wonderful is that you appreciate it.

Love,

Sharon

gld said...

I get excited about new flowers blooming too. This one of yours is going to be a beauty and fragrant!

I dropped what I was doing when I first spotted the brown iris all the way across the yard. I still don't remember planting it. One lonely bloom stalk and I was excited as could be!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Rebecca said...

Sounds like YOU're having heat & humidity, too! My plan is to be outdoors the minute the sun is hinting to rise (before the heat)! I have some weeding to do.

I've enjoyed looking out your sculley window with you. The sights are beautiful.

NanaK said...

How rewarding to get blooms after waiting for so long. Let us see them after they open up. They look like they will be beautiful. I love scented blooms. Enjoy!

tina said...

What a wonderful treat!

Antique ART Garden said...

God gave you a gift that was right in your garden the whole time , love that ! Gina

Floridagirl said...

How exciting! Blooms are all the sweeter and more beautiful when we've waited years for them, aren't they! Beautiful sky shot.

Darla said...

Surprise for you, how nice. The heat and humidity have been terrible here too....too early in the season, makes me wonder what hurricane season will be like...sigh

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

We garden parents get so excited when a new plant starts to bloom LOL! It is pretty and I like those glossy leaves it has too.

sweet bay said...

How nice that it's blooming for you after a long wait!