Just when I was thinking that our Monsoon season was wrapping up, we have two very rainy days here in Tucson. Yesterday I measured an inch and a half in the rain gage, and although it has mostly been sprinkles through the day today, the clouds are ominous and I won't be surprised to see some rain come with nightfall.
Although my garden is doing well, I have shown all the blooms that I have so I am posting about a new plant I picked up the other day.
It was labeled a "Corkscrew Flower". I am just captivated by the uniquely shaped flowers and buds and although I don't think it will survive the winter with top growth, from what I've read, it should come back each Spring. I've also thought about putting it in a container which could be moved to a little warmer place, but as of now I haven't decided and it is sitting on my front patio area.
When I started researching it though, it seems that I don't have a real "Corkscrew Flower" (Vigna Caracalla) at all but a "Snail Plant" (Phaseolus caracalla) instead. The Corkscrew flower is multicolored and fragrant and the Snail Plant is lavender and does not have a scent. I am really surprised by how often I run into mis-labeled plants. My Passion Vine was also labeled incorrectly, from what I can figure out.
The little dove who has been sitting on her umpteenth batch of eggs in my smaller Cholla finally hatched two little babies. The nest is low, and I was able to snap a picture of them. They look like they've been hatched longer than I thought, which goes to show how hard it has been to catch this devoted Mama off the nest.
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