Sunday, September 14, 2008

Today's Flowers





This is nicotina, a lovely, summer annual, its fragrance will fills the garden. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the fragrant, star-shaped flowers. The fragrance is similar to jasmine. This year my bush grew to about 8 feet, until it toppled over. After I'd removed the damage, it re-grouped and started blooming again! I planted this bush about 8 years ago, and it just keeps coming back every year. Now for the bad part: all parts of plant are poisonous if eaten, so don't eat it.

Please visit Luiz to see the other Flower People.

10 comments:

Attila The Mom said...

That's just so beautiful! I'm jellus!

the teach said...

Jan, these are lovely flowers! Do you mind if I steal you picture of Obama in your sidebar? :)

Becky and Gary said...

So pretty Jan. It looks similar to a Petunia, but that smell must be wonderful!
About the wild Cucumbers, they are not edible. They are about the size of a small Kiwi, have prickly spines on them, and the 4 seeds are just like Watermellon seeds. After they dry I'll open one up and post some pictures.

Oliver Rain said...

I will have to remember that if I ever encounter this flower. It's so pretty and white.

dot said...

At first I thought it was a petunia. It sounds wonderful!

Carletta said...

It's a bush? That must be so beautiful!!
This is a lovely image.

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are pretty. The shape of them reminds me a little of morning glories.

fishing guy said...

Jan: What a lovely flower and I'm glad you shared it for TF.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very nice photo. The white nicotiana smell the best! I wish I could smell them here right now. ;-)

Tommy said...

beautiful flower

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