Trumpet Vine Flowers

Monday, October 12, 2020,

These are the flowers of the Trumpet Vine aka Campsis radicans. Look at me throwing out that Latin name, in italics, no less. Are you impressed? Doesn’t it appear that I know my stuff? Smoke and mirrors, dear readers, smoke and mirrors. This is yet another case of me knowing folks that know stuff. In this particular instance, it’s my friend Sue Avery that has helped me sound informed. Sue has been my go-to person for flowers for several years. She has her own blog which is beautifully written. None of this wiseguy commentary that you find in lesser blogs. I invite all of you to check it out. And don’t miss her archived posts which are equally wonderful.  JK.

JK

A Lupine Flower With a Guest

Tuesday, July 14, 2020,

That amazingly beautiful flower is called Lupine. I only know that because my friend Sue Avery identified it for me. Sue was also able to explain to me that this is considered a single flower as opposed to several separate flowers. She added that a flower of this type is called a Raceme. Racemes are clusters of flowers that grow from the same base. So what looks to you and I like a pretty bunch of flowers may be entirely different to a botanist. I’m not at all sure that bees care one way or another. JK

JK