I love gardening, but this year's garden got off to a late start due to my broken bone mishap, so I've done what I can. A plant that is new to me is the passionflower vine, also called maypop. Mine surprised me with its first bloom last week, shown here. Although the plant is still small, it has several more fat buds on it. It is supposedly hardy in my zone 6 garden -- I hope so. It is growing in a pot now, but I will plant it out this fall and hope to see it again next spring.
Every year our local Master Gardener association holds a plant sale to raise money for programs. At last year's sale, one of our MGs painted and stenciled this old wooden stepladder and donated it to be sold. I loved it and said at if no one had purchased it by the end of the day, I would buy it. Another person wanted it but decided against it, so of course it came home with me. It makes a nifty plant stand on my deck.
2 weeks ago