Chalice Vine (Solandra maxima)
The chalice vine, or cup of gold, grows around the back of the compound of my Key West cottage rental.
I am quite entranced by the bud; it reminds me of a child’s cheeks full of water, ready to burst:
More Chalice Vine photos.
Courtesy of a (planned) power outage this morning, I found myself in the garden rather than at the keyboard. I have a few tomato plants, some herbs and some Ming Aralia cuttings I rooted that are doing well.
One is wired, and I plan to ‘bonsai’ it in the conch shell. The other is straight, but still wonderfully “oriental” in its look. I will probably have to carry them back to Asheville so that I can keep them watered over the summer. I’m leaving the tomato plants behind, though. ;)