Monday, July 6, 2009

In my Garden - Think Monday - Think ATC



This is a plant on my back porch that I've had for several years. The only name that I know it by is, "Widow's teardrops". It blooms in these beautiful purple flowers. I take it inside before cold weather hits. In the winter it dies back and there is no plant showing at all. I put it on the top of my freezer where the elderly lady who gave it to me told me to put it in the Winter and I don't water it at all. Then I start to water it in early spring and it comes back out.

Update: Thanks for your comment, Faye about what this flower might be. I think you are correct about what it is. I had tried to find out for years what this plant really was.

Doesn't it make you wonder why it went from Cupid's Bower to Widow's teardrops? Unfortunately, the lady has passed away that gave it to me and I cannot ask her.

18 comments:

Buffy said...

Beautiful flowers and what a sad name for them.The quote is perfect for them.

johanna said...

the color of these blossoms is fantastic! it fits the melancholy of their name perfectly!

Jann said...

Beautiful blooms, and what an interesting story about the plant!

Sandy said...

Absolutely beautiful.
Gorgeous ATC.

Martina2801 said...

Beautiful flower-atc !

Lori Saul said...

What a beautiful plant and collage- love your creation!

hastingshall2 said...

Nancy, this is beautiful. I had something like that once and had the same technique for keeping it alive in winter. It was called "Cupid's Bower" and the official name is achimenes grandiflora. Google that and see if it is what you have. Cupid's Bower is a much more uplifting name, if it is the same.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

It must be a real thrill each year when the first blooms appear, the blossoms are gorgeous
Your card is lovely and the quote is so special too!

Yvonne said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Sally said...

Wonderful ATC!

Robin said...

The flower and the sentiment are both just lovely Nancy!

herminesplace said...

Beautiful!

Eila A said...

Nancy, your card is very beautiful, I love the intense colours! And your story and the quote are fantastic, too.

Sharon said...

Hi Nancy,
Tanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. I think I might title that piece Memory Garden.

The story behind your plant and the way it "lives" is very intriguing indeed.
I think the quote on your ATC is really very true, at least for me.
Nice to meet you.
Sharon

Rhonda said...

Very nice! Lots of memories come with these beautiful blooms too, thanks for sharing. Cheers!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is beautiful and I like the words!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

What a beautiful quote...so appropriate with the image. Beautifully put together Nancy.

Carole said...

Very nice!