Tropaeolum tuberosum

Mon, 09 May 2011 13:29:40 PDT
For me, at any rate, although I have heard similar words used by others,
this climber has been a disappointment when it comes to blooming. It has
beautiful, brilliant flowers but it does not seem to want to show them, no
matter what I do. So, a few days ago I saw it at a plant sale, a few dozen
little plants on sale, and one big one with it huge tuberous roots potted up
in a wide but shallow ceramic cntainer. It was magnificent, like a coiled
bonsai, with its lovely succulent leaves. Not a flower, of course, but lots
of character when treated this way. Anybody else found a way to use it?

San Diego 

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