A great big flower!

A great big flower!

My sister bought this Giant Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia gigantea) about a month ago. It soon developed a flower, which finally opened today. It's about nine inches long and smells a bit like lemon furniture polish. A couple of days before it opened Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting In my mom's hands for scale Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting From behind Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Unsupported Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Close-up. It's got a lovely velvety texture around the opening Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Some Empress Louisas fighting for space at a sap leak Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting My favorite species of butterfly, the Question Mark Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Spring in bloom!

Spring in bloom!

my pumpkin patch

my pumpkin patch

How do I prune this?

How do I prune this?

Spreading the joy

Spreading the joy

Plant ID

Plant ID

My abode

My abode