Saturday, 28 July 2012

Four O'Clocks

I have these beautiful plants that come up every year (despite the dogs digging and the lack of moisture under the eves of the house.) I remember having these plants at my home growing up and what fun it was picking the large black seeds and trying to grow them in other places. Four O'clocks (Mirablis multiflora) bloom in late afternoon, as their name suggests and are open all night leaving a lovely fragrance in the summer air. I have pink and fuschia blooms and the plants get very large and need to be tied up. (due to the fact that they are somewhat shaded). I'm glad the girls haven't been able to take these beauties out.