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.
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.
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.