Monday, February 25, 2008

Let There Be Peace


When I woke this morning and checked the Passion Flower, I knew that today would be the day it opened. I could barely see a cracking in the seams, but I recognized it as a sign of what was to come. I took photos periodically as it did its thing:





Time elapsed from the beginning of opening to fully open was about two hours.

See my 2007 post on this gorgeous flower!



23 comments:

Kim and Victoria said...

Very nice! Very pretty!

Brianna said...

Wow! Very cool time-lapse photography. Thanks for posting. :)

Sherry at the Zoo said...

Very very cool! That is a beautiful flower!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

That is so pretty! I'm so glad you were able to photograph the flower blooming.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What an exciting post. I scrolled through slowly to get the full effect. I could just feel the drum building to the great crescendo.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

I love this. Such a cool flowers

Anna-Flowergardengirl said...

Take a look at that!!! I want one! So it took about an hour and a half? and, you keep it as a house plant during the winter. You are faithful but the results are wonderful. You said it bloomed inside off and on but what about on your trellis during the summer--does it bloom a lot then too? I'm zone 7 so maybe I can find a protected sunny spot for it.

Mad Man Bamboo said...

Wow, that was a really cool time lapse set of photos and wow, what a cool flower! Thanks for sharing this.

Sean

Pam/Digging said...

Aren't those incredible flowers? It seems to be quite happy as a house plant. I've tried a few passionflowers over the years. This year I'm trying 'Incense' for the first time. No buds yet, but it's growing outside.

Nancy said...

I do love the passion flowers. They grow wild down here in Texas, and the vines I've got growing in my back yard are volunteers I've encouraged to stick around.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

How nice to see the passion flower unfold! It is a spectacular flower, isn't it? Thanks for taking the time to snap this little miracle!

Frances said...

Stunning flower and great photography. Well done!

Frances at Faire Garden

Ki said...

Wow! passion flowers are so beautiful and the structure so complex. Wonderful time lapse photos. I've seen a video of some crocus opening. The passion flower would have made a great time lapse video but I can't give you any info on how to do it. Would be spectacular tho IMHO.

Barbara said...

What amazing flowers these are.

vonlafin said...

I love this flower. Have tried to grow it unsuccessfully outside. My Aunt has one that comes back outside every year. I have tried starts from her, but have never been able to get them to return in the Spring.

Kylee said...

Thank you all for sharing in the "passion"! This particular vine lives outside in the summer on our front porch. It gets some sun, but not an abundance. It didn't bloom much this past summer, but the summer before, it was in bloom constantly. I'm so bad about fertilizing, and that would help, I'm sure.

There is a passion vine that is supposed to be hardy to zone 5, where I am. It's called Maypop and I have had intentions of growing that. Maybe this year!

Entangled said...

The Maypop (P. incarnata) is a plant you have to site really carefully. They spread from underground runners far, far from the original plant. If you try to dig it up, every little piece of brittle root that you miss turns into a green shoot. I love the flowers, so I've let mine stay for now, but I probably wouldn't have planted it in the first place if I had known how aggressive it is. Also, it's a Japanese Beetle magnet. If you really want to grow it, I'll send you some.

Your indoor plant is really spectacular!

Kate said...

I am so very jealous... This is one of my most favorite flowers!

jodi said...

Oh, Kylee, what a perfect flower. I'm so glad you caught this 'in the act' of opening...and that we get to share it with you!

Connie said...

An awesome, intricate flower! I didn't realize you could have them indoors. Thanks for sharing.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

They're such gorgeous flowers... I love the blue "fringe" (as I always think of it) on yours. :)

Kylee said...

Entangled ~ I'll accept your offer of a start of your Maypop! Thank you! You can e-mail me through my profile page and we'll talk about it! THANK YOU! (And warnings duly noted!)

Kate and Connie ~ You both should try one!

Kim ~ This is the one I've talked about before that I got at the Cleveland Flower Show in 2005. I'm so happy that I've been able to keep it going this long!

mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

Beautiful capture! My camera helps me see things I'd never notice without it. I don't think I've ever caught anything so spectacular.

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