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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 11:02 AM

A couple from the back yard.

The recent rains have really helped Texas' second growing season. My passion flower is blooming and there are dozens and dozens of buds promising quite a show over the next week or so.



I finally got some company at the Morning Glory!

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Reply A couple from the back yard. (Original post)
flamin lib Sep 24 OP
2naSalit Sep 24 #1
flamin lib Sep 24 #3
MLAA Sep 24 #2
flamin lib Sep 24 #5
MLAA Sep 24 #11
MLAA Sep 24 #4
Callalily Sep 24 #6
flamin lib Sep 24 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 24 #8
flamin lib Sep 24 #9
BlueDawn Sep 24 #10
flamin lib Sep 24 #12
BlueDawn Sep 24 #13

Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 11:27 AM

1. Wow!

I photograph lots of flowers and the passion flower is otherworldly!

I bet it has an interesting smell.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 11:34 AM

3. Actually it has no discernable scent.

Knowing that loss of smell is a symptom of CV19 I checked out my coffee and the nose still works!

Just counted the buds and there are more than 3 dozen in waiting!

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 11:31 AM

2. Stunning.

Thank you Iíve never seen a Passion flower. It is as beautiful as itís name requires!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 11:42 AM

5. The name is from Christian symbolism.

From the University of Dayton:
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The Passion Flower symbolism, as originally perceived, and then augmented, includes:

The spiraled tendrils - the lash of Christ's scourging
The central flower column - the pillar of the Scourging
The 72 radial filaments - the Crown of Thorns
The top 3 stigma - the 3 Nails
The lower 5 anthers - the 5 wounds
The Style - the Sponge used to moisten Christ's Lips with Vinegar
The leaves (some species) - the head of the Centurion's Spear
The red stains - Christ's Blood Drops
The Round Fruit - The World Christ came to save
The Fragrance - The Spices prepared by the Holy Women
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I can't discern a scent.

The leaves can be dried and used for tea to calm the nerves or smoked for the same effect.

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 02:24 PM

11. Thank you for explaining its naming to me 🙂

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 11:36 AM

4. Stunning.

Thank you Iíve never seen a Passion flower. It is as beautiful as itís name requires!

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 11:44 AM

6. I've never seen a passion flower.

You must have a fantastic garden.

By the way, your photos are absolutely beautiful!

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Response to Callalily (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 11:48 AM

7. I'm working on it. When I moved in in Dec '19 the yard, front and back

was bare earth covered in year's of leaves. I'm making some progress but the deer are a challenge! What they don't eat they pull up and spit out. But they too are beautiful.

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 01:06 PM

8. These are wonderful, my dear flamin lib!

Your garden photos are absolutely sublime! I love 'em both.

More, please!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 01:18 PM

9. All in good time, Gwasshoppa.

Like I said, Texas has two growing seasons. March thu May and then Summer sets in with drought and heat from June to August when we struggle to keep landscaping alive followed by what we call fall, September thru November. I've got another couple of months and then Deer season starts in earnest.

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 02:09 PM

10. Jaw-droppingly beautiful....

....and I am in awe. I love looking at your photos.

Thank you.

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Response to BlueDawn (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 05:04 PM

12. Thank you. nt

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 06:42 PM

13. You are always very welcome, flaminlib. I feel inspired and happy when I see your work.

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