One morning, while the dogs and I were out walking, we paused to chat over the fence with my friend and neighbor Susan. Her lush, cottage garden is the treat-of-the-day for us. I spotted a wonderful vine growing on her fence. She told me it is a Rangoon Creeper. After doing a computer search, I learned that it blooms all summer and is heat and drought resistant. So, Tall Husband and I were off to our local nursery...Buchanan's. Sure enough, they had a beautiful Rangoon Creeper, swooning with clusters of blooms. The Creeper will replace the Star Jasmine that only blooms a few days out of the year and didn't make it through last winter's freeze.
There is an unexpected bonus, the Rangoon blooms make sweet-scented, long-lasting cut flowers for the Bungalow, changing from the palest of pinks to the beautiful color you see in the photo above.
Wishing you a wonderful week, Dear Friends.