Friday, 17 May 2013

Chocolate Vine

The Akebia quinata
 
The weather has changed again, and the forecast is rain for the next few days:( This Akebia quinata or Chocolate vine, half covers our pátio, and in between showers I took these photos yesterday to show you. It's a semi-evergreen climber with chocolate scented flowers which hang in clusters. The female flowers are the large ones, and they stand out against the bright green three lobed leaves which have a purple tinge in winter.

28 comments:

Kerri said...

Fantastic! WOW!

Teresa said...

Son muy lindas. Un abrazo.

Rita Vaselli said...

Dear Sonia, I did not know this flower and this plant. How wonderful! It 's even wonderful the way how you photographed to give us the joy of admiring! Warm hugs, Rita

Adam said...

beautiful

TexWisGirl said...

wow! pretty AND smells like chocolate? yikes! i'd be hungry all the time on your deck!

Carla Pizarro said...

Amazing pictures.
The flowers look wonderful against the light, increasing their colors and the rain drops are perfect.

Greetings

NickMorgan said...

Those are lovely flowers. I can see the rain drops still on them! What strange weather we are having in Europe. Still very cold and windy here, but surprisingly dry. It is due to turn to rain tomorrow. Maybe spring will start soon!

Maria said...

Oh great someone is posting flowers! Sometimes I feel I'm the only one! These are beautiful!

susan said...

what pretty flowers, with a yummy scent!!!!!!!

Linda said...

Lovely! I'm afraid the smell would make me hungry.

Breathtaking said...

Kerry
Hi:) Thank you for your visit and your nice comment.

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Teresa
The little waxy flowers are very pretty. So pleased you like them, and thank you for leaving a comment:=)

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Rita Vaselli
Thank you Rita dear:=) After a heavy rainfall last night, most of the blossom is on the pátio floor,I captured it just in time to show you, and I'm so pleased you like it.

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Adam
Thank you Adam! Have a nice weekend:)

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TexWisGirl
:=) Actually the fragrance is very slight!

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Carla Pizarro
Thank you so much Carla:=)What a nice comment:)

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Nick Morgan
Hi Nick:=) Yes, the weather is sooo unseasonable! Most of these pretty blooms are on the ground now due to a heavy rainfall in the night. Hope it at least keeps dry for you:)

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Maria
Every so often I do post a flower, and love to see them on other blogs, such as yours:)

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Susan
So glad you like them:) These flowers are definately one of my favourites:)

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Linda
:) Yes I dare say! Their fragrance is like na appetizer!

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful plant, Sonja. I have never seen it before. It must be a great scent when you sit on your patio. I can almost imagine. Gorgeous pictures. Especially the drops make them more impressive. Greetings, Joke

Breathtaking said...

Joke (Jokes Camera)

Thank you Joke:) Yes, it is a rather pretty and unusual plant, and the subtile fragrance is very pleasing. It is originally from Japan, can be invasive, but planted in the right place is low maintenance.

Enjoy your weekend
Take care:=)



marijke said...

It's great to see I am not the only one adore's this Akebia. Beautiful photo's Sonjia.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Breathtaking said...

Marijke
Thank you Marijke:)What could be nicer than connecting with flowers.
I see many plants in your garden that I also have in mine.

Enjoy your weekend also:)

Sonia Aguiar said...

Sonjia, son unas fotos preciosas, no sabía que las Akebias oliesen a chocolate, es muy curioso. El año pasado pinté una Akebia, es una flor que me gusta mucho.
Un cariñoso abrazo. Sonia.

Breathtaking said...

Sonia Aguiar
Thank you Sonia:)It is very curious that they smell of chocolate, and the intensity of fragrance depends on the soil in which they are planted.

I will look for and hope I find your painting Sonia.
Un grand abrazo.:=)

Stephanie said...

The flower how pretty! Just google to check out this vine, it covers arch nicely. Love it :-D

Breathtaking said...

Stephanie
Hi Steph!
It doesn't grow much taller than 5-6 meters, but it can cover a small arch, and look very pretty. So pleased you like it:)

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