Sunday, April 15, 2007

Walk to the End of the Block

Your typical Datura picture. I have not yet been able to call these Brugmansia. I like the word Datura better. This tree has been murdered twice and is back to eight feet tall and in full bloom again.

An intimate look at the trumpets hairy funnel.

How is it that piles of rounded river rocks just seem to appear one day like I collected them or something at some point? Now I have rocks to get rid of.

These round candy canes, the ripening fruit of a Cordyline caught my eye at the top of the driveway.


Susan said...

I am so envious of your datura/brugmansia. My poor plant in a pot never bloomed last year (I had the pot in a spot where I never saw it and rarely watered it — torture, if not death, during a Central Texas summer) but I've moved it to a more central location so maybe this will be its year.

Pam/Digging said...

When I hear datura, I always think of the white datura that grows here: Datura inoxia. Beautiful flowers, toxic plant.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Most cordylines are beautiful anyway... that it gets those berries on top of everything else seems so unfair.

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

I think most if not all of the Dature/Brugmansia are toxic. They are also called Angel's Trumpets here. If you ingest them you will be hearing the angels sing.

The Cordyline berries come in a lot of different colors too. Lots of reds, pinks and greens that change color as they ripen like the Pea Palm. The candy cane one was very unique.