OK, maybe I’m a little obsessed with this moonflower growing on my patio, but hey… it’s my blog. I can obsess if I want! Maybe it’s the romantic notion of a night blooming flower. Maybe it’s the name.
Moon River, Fly Me to the Moon, Moonlight and Roses, Moon Over Miami…. the moon is subject for thousands of love songs.
And when you say the word “moonflower” … your lips pucker up as if for a kiss! Maybe I’m just excited because… I kept it alive! Nevertheless…. obsession.
I made a mistake of planting a passion flower right beside the moonflower, thinking they could SHARE the new trellis that I purchased for them. After all, passion flower….. moonflower…. you would think they could at least share. The passion flower took off with …er… quite a passion, but the moonflower eventually took over the space. My passion flower still thrives but it is underneath the vines of the moonflower. And the pretty little trellis with a copper toned sun face that took me forever to pick out, is entirely hidden. Next time buy the bargain trellis because No.one.sees.it.
Anyway…. here is my passion flower…..
And here is what a moonflower looks like before it blooms…… I’m not even going to tell you what that reminds me of.