Saturday, May 5, 2012

The First Black-Eyed Susan of the Season

For the past three years, I have been raising black-eyed Susan vines (Thunbergia alata) on my window sill from a February sowing, and I am only growing fonder of them. Yesterday the first flower of this year's batch opened:


In the past I would plant the vines in the Michigan garden once I got home for the summer but this year I think I will keep them as container plants on the terrace, since planted in a border they tend to be drowned out a bit by larger plants.

1 comment:

  1. Great composition: parallel verticality plus the sine curve and the muted echo of the flower. Really nice.

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