|Candy Corn Vine|
The flowers look like candy corn with their yellow tipped blooms. Their botanical name is Manettia inflata and they originate in South America. Another reason I picked up two was that I figured I could at lease keep one alive over the winter and make more in the spring since it promises to propagate easily. The only thing that would make the plant better would be if the blooms were edible and tasted like their look-a-likes; yummy!!
This next one is one of my favorites, mostly because of her stinky, stinky bloom! I'm not sure if I caught any flies in the open blooms with my camera, but they're generally not far from this stinker.
Did I say the previous one was my favorite? Oops, this next one is always at the top of my list. The mother plant died after blooming last winter, but a few of the babies that I didn't give away are growing steadily. They didn't give me any new babies this year, but I'm sure they'll make up for that next year.
|Kalanchoe Gastronis Bonnierfi 'Donkey Ears'|
And another favorite. I looked everywhere for this and then a blogger friend offered to send me some of hers. What's crazy though, is as soon I got my package from Florida, I started seeing them in local nurseries. Where were they the two years I searched high and low! I've really got to move her to a new home for the winter this year. Besides the fact that she's the only remaining plant in this planter due to Charlie's need to pounce and dig, she needs protection from the freezes that usually come on unexpectedly during the winter.
|Kalanchoe diagremontiana 'Mother of Millions'|
My Huernia hystrix is still putting out the blooms. I can't believe the amount of blooms that have been appearing, but you'll hear no complaining out of me!
Today, my friend, Amy, noticed this next bloom. I have no idea what the plant is, but I absolutely A-D-O-R-E it!! It's a totally different bloom than anything else in my collection. The tangerine color had me running for my camera. If you know the name of it, please share. I searched for a while tonight on the internet, but came up empty handed...help needed!!