Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Timeless Beauty

This love visits every day and drinks from my lantana on the deck. It's summer beauty is so short and special.

This is a gift from and at the edge of the river. I have two of these plants that have volunteered their summer beauty each year. Each blossom lasts only one short day. It closes in the late afternoon and bows its head as if forming a cocoon.


  1. oh, i love your althea! i had a lavender one in atlanta. i think the white one is beautiful. :)

    they will reproduce fairly easily if you want to encourage that. mine always sprouted on the ground close to the mother plant.

  2. I wonder if I collect the seeds, if I can get it to grow in other areas farther from the river?


Glad to hear from you once again. I really like these visits. Come sit on this log and tell me what you are thinking.