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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

V for ABC Wednesday




Strange to think how many years I've known vinca vines without seeing a single blossom.

This vine was wintered over in the laundry room and finally produced a delicate bloom. Not long after, the entire plant curled up and was no more.

Wikipedia indicates that vinca vines are used for ground cover and proliferate so readily they become common weeds. That surprises me because if there's something I can grow well it is a weed in any form. I may have to try this again. Do you have vinca vines? On purpose or accidentally?





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22 comments:

Jingle said...

lovely vine.

Rajesh said...

Very pretty and delicate.

Roger Owen Green said...

very violet
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Hildred and Charles said...

I have periwinkle, a type of vinca - very invasive but such a gorgeous blue.

photowannabe said...

I've heard this vine is very invasive but we don't have any. its a shame yours is no more. Its such a pretty shade of blue.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Pretty bloom, but if the vine is so invasive, you may be better off without it.

Sylvia K said...

Such a delicate, lovely blossom and a great one for the V Day! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Friko said...

Plenty of vinca round here, and yes, they will become a nuisance if allowed to roam freely.

Perhaps they need the English temperate climate?

Kay L. Davies said...

I have a large area of weeds, and have been talking about groundcover for years. The word vinca always comes up, but I've never planted it (or anything else). Really must do, if I can ever find someone to do it for me.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

One said...

Oh yes, I've the striking pink one. It is a weed which I am pretty happy with. I purchased 3 other varieties. Hmmm...where are they now?

Jama said...

A very delicate flower!

Karen said...

You managed to get a great shot of it before it's demise.

Reader Wil said...

Vinca vine wdould be a lovely ground cover in my gardefn too. I like that colour too!

DAYS said...

I love them and have single-flowered, double-flowered, blue, white, variegated, extra large blooms, tiny little blooms.
I don't believe they are a vine as such, but they certainly like dry sandy soil :-)

Joy said...

I think there are different sorts, but it looks to be the same pretty little flower my mother used to grow spreading under the bushes, perhaps they like semi shade. Or not, I'm no gardener.

LibrarySnake said...

What a beautiful color!

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Paula Scott said...

Vinca is so pretty year 'round! However, I made the mistake of planting it in my rose garden and it took over-like mint, it is invasive. A testimony to its hardiness!

Ann said...

looks a little like a periwinkle flower

Shady Gardener said...

Vinca is a Voracious Vine here! I actually have to rip it out from time-to-time, because it violates its boundaries. (ran out of vees!) ha. But it's too true... It covers itself with these beautiful flowers every Spring, though.

sharplittlepencil said...

One blossom, yet you caught it in all its delicate beauty. Thanks for this - purple being my favorite color. I guess I should say "Violet," in honor of ABC! Amy

clairz said...

We used to have vincas growing under big trees when we lived in Washington state. Now that I live in the desert of New Mexico, I never see any shade-loving plants!

This photo is a lovely memorial to a delicate little flower, not long for the world. Love your header art as well.

Carver said...

Beautiful shot. I have vinca on purpose but I don't find it as tough as some others although I've heard it can be. My vinca blooms very early in the spring and the blooms stop at the first sign of heat.