You probably think I’m crazy but I am excited to have a new pad on my cactus, I started with one pad 2 years ago, last year I got a new pad and this year I got another one. I know for some people this is just weed as it grows very well where it is native but I live in Belgium and that is not exactly cactus paradise.
Verbena bonariensis or argentinian vervain is such an easy garden plant, it is tall and airy and goes well with other flowers, it is loved by bees and butterflies, it blooms a very long time and despite it’s height it stays upright. Loves a sunny spot and selfseeds but you can easily remove them where they are not wanted.
Passionflower alias passiflora caerulea is a very easy climber but it selfseeds everywhere in the garden. The caerula is the most winterhardy of them all. The flower is so pretty, they only open for one day and then it starts making the fruit, after a while you get a yellow oval fruit, so you always have buds, flowers, green unripe fruit and yellow ripe fruit. I cut them back really hard each year as they can grow 6 meters long (19 feet) per season. But I love to have it in my garden.
This one is growing in an evergreen bush.
Have a great weekend all and thanks for your visit.