Morning with Purple Golden Dewdrop

Duranta erecta, called golden dewdrop, belongs to the verbena family and have flowers that are light blue and lavender. (Why they’re called golden dewdrop I don’t know.}

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The flowers form clusters near the end of its stems.

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Nice to see them bloom in the garden. I find the lavender color quite relaxing.

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A refuge in the city.

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No Hesitation (In Praise of Weeds)

Not that weed. 🙂

A friend once told me not to bring this orchid home because “it’s a weed among orchids.”

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I decided to take it home anyway because I’ve tried other varieties and none of them survived. This fellow, for all its humble pedigree, kept blooming. I think it’s because it doesn’t listen to what others say.

If plants overthink their reason for being, I guess many of them won’t be around.

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Just think of the cactus growing in the desert.

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The Sun doesn’t judge who gets its light.

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The jasmine keeps on spreading its tiny flowers and scent.

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Growth is life and life is growth.

We be like plants and hesitate less.

Now, for that other kind of weed… 🙂

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A Roman Garden With Bellflowers

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An ancient Roman sculpture garden is recreated at the Courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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At this time of year, chimney bellflowers (Campanula pyramidalis) appear in the courtyard. The flowers are grown from seed and take two years to reach their six-foot height!

Quite an impressive work of horticulture.

“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
– Douglas Adams

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