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.}
The flowers form clusters near the end of its stems.
Nice to see them bloom in the garden. I find the lavender color quite relaxing.
A refuge in the city.
Place in the World
The roses fearfully on thorns did stand,
One blushing shame, another white despair;
A third, nor red nor white, had stol’n of both
– William Shakespeare (Sonnet 99)
to my bones
to your breath
in the morning light
to your heaven
“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Not that weed. 🙂
A friend once told me not to bring this orchid home because “it’s a weed among orchids.”
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.
Just think of the cactus growing in the desert.
The Sun doesn’t judge who gets its light.
The jasmine keeps on spreading its tiny flowers and scent.
Growth is life and life is growth.
We be like plants and hesitate less.
Now, for that other kind of weed… 🙂
An ancient Roman sculpture garden is recreated at the Courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
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
“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”
– Aaron Rose