A lovely Mothers' Day gift from our oldest daughter and her family. It is a subtropical plant and has to be overwintered indoors in our climate. It has wonderful big flowers - and such interesting buds. And can grow to ten feet - I'm going to try and train it along the deck railing.
It sits on the deck and I can see it from my chair in the living room - the hummingbirds love it, but I've not been quick enough to get a picture of them at the flowers yet, but I shall.
I had never heard of this plant before - but I'm so happy to have one. Have you seen or grown one before?
We have a pair of hummingbirds that are nesting high up in a tree. Every day the male comes out and sits on a leafless branch. I spotted him from our deck across the street and half a block away.
A close up - as close up as I could get from that distance - of our sweet hummingbird on his branch.
These two trees are 40 or 50 feet tall, the nest seems to be in the tree on the right - near the top. That is where we see the hummingbird flying in and out for most of the day. I'm so happy I spotted him on the branch and now can watch him every day. I tried close ups of the tree, but the nests are so tiny I couldn't make out anything that seemed to be a nest.