Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Tiptoe Through The Tulips: Hoya carnosa (Snowball)

This was such a surprise when I found the first group of flowers. Previously, I was convinced that it was a vine that was all over a tree, but was just a vine.
This shows you the woody vine that I had definitely seen, and it gives you a little bit of an idea of how the flowers were hiding in and amongst the leaves of this guy. However, once I found the flowers, I couldn't stop noticing them. The bees certainly found the flowers, even if they are hiding.
In this picture, which I took from underneath the flower bunch, pointed right up to the sky, you can see the flowers mixed in with some moss that is hanging from that tree along with the vines. I know you can't smell through the picture, but those flowers are sweet and I'm so happy that more and more clusters flower, because I love to just go out there and smell them. Mmmm!!!


Stephanie said...

That's really pretty! Looks like it could be a party decoration or something. What a nice "vine" to have in your yard!

Heather said...

Much agreed -- it was a very welcome discovery!