Another wonderfully informative article, with many bits I had not known about before. The history and lore of plants is always fasciniating. One of my favorites is the passion vine, with Passiflora incarnata native to a large portion of the southeastern US, including your own state of Kentucky, and maybe even your county. This perennial vine has edible fruits, and the flower was used by early missionaries to symbolize the Passion of Christ, with 3 and 5 flower parts. I just think it is a fascinating looking flower. I also have more fun with the other meaning of passion, and often ask if anyone needs a little more passion in their life when I talk about this plant.
It is cold here, too, but I am somehow managing to keep warm. Actually, the cold bothers me less than too hot - I can always put more on, but eventually run out of items to take off in the summer.
Stay warm, time for spring seed shopping, I think.
And I had forgotten about the passion vine, can't believe I did that. Thanks for the reminder. It is a wonderful looking bloom.
Thanks Lance, it is a bottomless pit of cold here, but I agree with you, I prefer the layering of clothes to the humid heat of KY summers. However it was so very cold in Chicago, I might never get my bones warm. I wonder if there is a heat infusion for old bones?
Thank you, Lance...it is always so good to hear from you. And thanks so much for the passion vine reminder.
Looks like a fun project, I will have to check into Modge Podge glue. Thanks for the suggestion. At least you had the catalogs tucked away neatly, instead of thrown around the house in huge stacks (I think).
Stoke up a big fire, and get warm by the exertion and the flames. Works for me, anyway.