Is it possible for your passion flower to bloom in its first year?

I spent a lot of time Googling this question without getting a straight answer. Why did I want to know? I ordered some American Passion Flower seeds from Richters in January, after realizing that the previous year I had grown Passion Fruit (seeds also from Richters) with the hopes of having passion flowers, but ended ...

Whimsical fairy parachutes

Before bed last night, I took one more look at miss sensitive (mimosa pudica) and wondered about the green buds. This morning - HELLO! Isn't that flower the most precious thing? It makes me think of a fairy puff or something related to fairies like Tinkerbell. This is actually not my original sensitive plant, as that one was ...

Cycling through Provence – Days 1 & 2

The morning of our first day of cycling started with the usual procedure - wake up, pick up something for breakfast, final pack-up, check out of hotel, head to the meeting point. We ended up at the same bakery as the previous morning and ordered allongĂ© coffee (long espresso), croissant, and a single-serve quiche for each ...