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Dutchman's Pipe

Y'all know how I search for heart shapes in nature [see top photo]. Well, the other day at the botanical gardens, I went inside the enclosed butterfly house. Right near the doorway, I spotted the green leaf; heart shape! I took a photo. And then upon closer inspection of the vine, I noticed the blossom.   Seriously, the size of the blossom astounded me...the size of a large dinner plate. Something I have never seen before, but was highly impressed with its peculiar look and stunning colors. I had no idea what it was. And when I completed my walk...last stop was the Rose Cotillion, I had planned on making an effort to ask about it at the center's gift shop [and explore the trinkets]. The volunteer working behind the desk was extremely busy with other patrons, so I opted to get home and search online. I find out it is called the Elegant Dutchman's Pipe! The little bit I read about them, they thrive only in 8-10 zones in USA. We are NINE. I'm wondering now if they sell the seeds after blooming is done. Will have to go back and find out. Or email them.

...and to continue showcasing my Trolls...

My 12th Troll Share


circa: early 80s