good things are worth waiting for…

two years ago we planted a simple Passion flower vine in a decorative pot by our front door…

it never bloomed which was disappointing…

this Spring the vine took off again surprising us by growing out of the bottom of the pot…

Passiflora vines are not usually hardy here in Virginia with our freezing winters…

the vine gets plenty of sun out front but I read that they like a good bit of water so I have been giving it a bucket or two each day and talking sweetly to it

it seems to be working…

we were surprised to find out that each gorgeous bloom only lasts for one day

amazing…

today I am enjoying a cup of Yogi tea which is delicious with nothing added to it…

Kimmie is taking a short break from Tea on Tuesdays…

so glad you stopped by today…oxo

 

32 responses to “good things are worth waiting for…

  1. I collected seeds from passion flower from Tennessee where it was a perennial. My vine lasted one year..when winters were colder.
    Check out Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center in Solomons,Md.
    Went there Friday to make a plastic water bottle flower.

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  2. Wow! That’s one crazy looking flower! Nature is so amazing.
    Happy T day!

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  3. Hi, Patty. I am so glad that the vine yielded nice flowers this year–I am sure it was all of the talking you did 😉 . I love the saying about happiness. So often we try to achieve happiness when real happiness is there in front of us to begin with–love it!

    Will have a daughter on the road the next two days…Happy Tuesday Tea–will not have time for tea today but am thinking of you-all of you, too. Take care!

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  4. that´s gorgeous.. that this flower groves up. Oh yes… love is the best thing to bring flowers to BLOOM!

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  5. WOW, I remember seeing that vine when it was just beginning to grow this Spring, Love what it has become.

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  6. Worth the wait! It looks very healthy and productive. I saw the tendrils and they reminded me of my cantaloupe which has flowers, but nothing else. It[‘s turning out to be a good year for flowers, at least. Happy tea today.

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  7. Nature is so wonderful. love this flower, in German: Passionsblume.
    Beautiful pictures, dear Patty

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  8. So beautiful, I had it in my garden ;o)

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  9. look at those lovely tendrils and curls!

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  10. Patty , it is stunning- I never tryed them here, but they would have to grow inside, in our climate. Love those curlings, and the flower is just amazing. Wonderful for you dear friend, that it choosed to come back,and even bloom this year.
    I also have a cup of Yogi tea, sometimes 🙂
    It was wonderful visiting you again, -having a cup of tea with you.
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  11. Gorgeous flower Patty…. does it become fruit?…or is your climate not right?

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  12. Very beautiful flowers, well done with all that sweet talkin’:)

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  13. Hi Patty. Lovely photos. TFS. I was surprised these were hardy. We have one in a pot and it survives the freezing winters. The flowers are beautiful.
    Regards Florence x

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  14. Oh Patty, such a gorgeous plant…have tried planting those before without any success…they are so beautiful even for just 1 day…….JUDY

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  15. Hi Patty
    Imagine lasting only one day. This got me thinking – because the bloom lasts for so little times, doesn’t that mean that its beauty is all the more appreciated.
    Your sweet words definitely did the trick, I’d say just as important as the water if not even moreso.
    TFS this beauty with us today.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  16. Will you also get the fruit…. the vies here all fruit after the flowering… and it is my favourite flavour in the whole world… I drink passionfruit tea, and over ice cream, and make cakes with it… If you get lots of the fruit let me know and I will send you some recipes… xx

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  17. Aren’t they gorgeous? They grow wild here in Florida!

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  18. This has always been a favorite of mine too – it grew very easily in Florida and as you know the flowers were amazing – a sweet reward to your sweet words!

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  19. how beautiful….it was certainly worth waiting for 🙂 patty….

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  20. It really is a fascinating flower isn’t it? I am not surprised it did not want to disappoint you after all the love you showered it with!

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  21. These are amazing flowers, so very special. And with all the love you gave, it had to happen one day …..

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  22. marmeladegypsy

    What a beautiful treasure Patty. How wise you were to keep it — look at the gift it presented!

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  23. This is a stunning flower…I am not familiar with this and I love the wonderful spirals of green! Have a great week! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  24. Beautiful flowers! Your patience paid off 🙂 Happy T Tuesday Patty~

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  25. what an amazing, creatury thing that is!! what does it smell like? i can only imagine! your photo compositions are beautiful!!! and that ethereal fabric with the silver dots? divine…

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  26. OH Patty, what a gorgoeus view, I love that climbing plant with their enchanting blossoms too. The great variety of nature is again and again fascinating.
    xox Anja

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  27. Thanks for allowing me to have tea with you today- and I so love your garden. I’ve seen that flower many times and have taken pictures of it- but never knew it’s name. And- I had no idea it only lasts a day. Some exquisite butterflies live only a very short time as well. Beauty is allusive. We must grasp it and for the moment- hold the joy and ingrain it in our memories! xo

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  28. how beautiful patty, certainly worth waiting for ….

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  29. wow that flower is incredible – almost too beautiful to be real! i discovered yogi tea last fall at the outcamp when a client left a couple boxes behind. it became my special treat every afternoon…i saved all the tags and now i’m using them as the base for this year’s sketchbook project ~ it’s like instant inspiration! happy weekend patty!

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  30. I just LOVE passionflowers! I had one years ago and just marveled at how intricate and awesome it was! happy weekend ,xo nat

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  31. Oh Patty, this brings back childhood memories. We had these vines growing everywhere back in the mid South and delighted to make dancing girls out of the blossoms. Your pix are wonderful. I’m so glad you are getting to enjoy the full effect. I may be confused but it seems that we ate the inside of the pods, spitting out the seeds. I hope they weren’t poison. Thanks for commenting on my phone doodle. I almost didn’t post it but when I colored it, it looked ok, so I did.

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