Saturday, May 19, 2012

Thunbergia vine blooms ~ I think

Good morning everyone ~

Grace asked me for photos of this when it bloomed so I went out to take pictures this morning and have some from yesterday too.

I think this is a thunbergia.  I thought this was my old vine Sky Clock Vine or Thunbergia Grandiflora, but when the buds opened it was this, so my old vine is gone forever. Boo hoo!

Here they are. This is growing on my shed along with bougainvilleas, Louis Philippe rose, another rose, blue pea vine, hamelia paten and more.  We found the sign many years ago ‘curbside’.

The following were taken yesterday morning.






These were taken this morning.






That’s it for now.  If this isn’t a thunbergia vine I hope someone will let me know.  I need to go out and see if these have a scent. Although, they are over my head maybe I won’t be able to stick my nose in a bloom. Smile



"There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude,

a quiet joy."

Ralph H. Blum 


Darla said...

It is so pretty no matter it's name.

Sunray Gardens said...

Very pretty blooms and some nice size to them.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Carla said...

I love this vine. When I worked at the San Diego Wild Animal Park (now called the San Diego Zoos Safari Park)they had several of these vines covering fences and the backs of out buildings. I love the soft shade of lavender in the flowers.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

OMGosh that is pretty!

Floridagirl said...

Whatever that vine is, it surely is beautiful! Love the purple trumpets!

Rebecca said...

Extraordinarily beautiful. I know very few names (and remember even fewer!)

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

I love the beautiful lavender color. It reminds me of Lilac blooms. Your Plum Tree Rd. sign is very cute--great find!

denimflyz said...

Beautiful vine, FL. Just make sure "if" you stop to smell them, look out for bees! That would be a rude awakening.
Everything looks so lush and stunning.
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and upcoming week.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

You, Florida people, always have the best plants! Gourgeous!

NanaK said...

What a riot of color you have with all those flowering vines over the shed.

Adam said...

It's not Thunbergia grandiflora, I have a post on that one and it is different. But it is definitely a Thunbergia

FlowerLady said...

Thank you all for your comments on this vine. It is lovely that's for sure. Oh yea, I did pick a bloom to smell and to me it smells faintly of onion.

Adam ~ I didn't see a way to visit your blog. I'd love to see your post on the grandiflora. I know that this isn't the Thunbergia grandiflora, I grew that before and it is fantastic. I don't know what kind of Thunbergia vine this is. Maybe it isn't even a Thunbergia.

Have a great Sunday and a wonderful week all of you.


Becky said...

Your garden is always so full of lovelies. Thanks for sharing these photos.

Anonymous said...

Wow FlowerLady - absolutely beautiful (and it looks like a thunbergia laurifolia to me)!

Lona said...

Oh my what a beautiful vine. Just gorgeous. You have a lot of pretty vines in your garden. I always adore looking at your Pea Vine. What a fantastic idea about using the rolled roofing material on the pathway. Have a wonderful day!

Susan said...

I love the color of those two vines together...they are absolutely stunning. You must be thoroughly enjoying looking at them.

Balisha said...

Oh, the colors! I love seeing what is blooming in other places. Thanks for showing the vine. I don't know what it is, but it's beautiful.

Bernie H said...

Well it's a stunner, whatever it is! Such a lovely purple.

Ami said...

Oh, what a beautiful flower, and I love the lavendar color the most! You always have something special.