March 5, 2011

Strongylodon macrobotrys

March 3, 2011

About 8 years ago there was a terrible winter night when the heat went out at Allan Gardens Conservatory. Their much loved Jade Vine perished in the cold. Lucky for us, they managed after several years to find a replacement. Now that it is thriving in two locations in the conservatory (a way to prevent its loss in future) it is showing its colours again.

Strongylodon macrobotrys

Like an actress on the red carpet, it is studded with turquoise jewels. It really is a botanical celebrity.

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