Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Beautiful Blooms

I do love to try something new in the garden each year.  Here is a gorgeous bloom I spotted this morning in my garden. This is the first time I've seen it in person because I've never grown this plant before, such a gorgeous bloom for a food plant.  Anybody recognise it?  I can't wait to taste the results.

4 comments:

Sunshine Mama said...

Wow, that is beautiful. Is it eggplant? I've never grown or even seen the bloom of the eggplant, but this flower's dark hue really reminds me of that...

Heather said...

You're right, it does look a lot like an eggplant. This one is actually from a sweet potato plant. It's my first time growing them and I had no idea they had such a beautiful bloom.

Erin said...

We grew sweet potatoes last year, and were away when they were blooming I think...I never saw these flowers in the garden, yet we got some small sweet potatoes. They must have bloomed in amongst the weeds ;-) Truly beautiful... a little like annual morning glories!

Heather said...

Erin, do you know what is really strange? I went back the next day with the boys to pick more beans and the blooms were gone! I don't know if they only bloom for one day or ?? That is the one sad thing about having a garden away from your home, I miss the daily observations.