Humongous Morning Glory?

Big bloom.

I saw these huge blooms on a plant near the marina.  They look like Morning Glories, but the blooms are about 4 inches across!  I’ve never seen one so large.  This shot below shows the plant in its larger setting, to give you a better sense of its size.

Big blooms.


The marina has many of these blooming plants that seem to thrive in the dry rocky soil.  I don’t know what they are called, but I like the flowers…they look a bit like a bursting firework.

Update:  6/25 – I found out that this flower is called a buttonbush, in case you were wondering.

Orchid beauty.

Orchid at home.

I picked up this orchid at the store a couple of weeks ago.  I’ve never had one before.  It has about 8 blooms on it, and this is a new one that opened since I brought it home.