Daily Archives: April 29, 2015

Akebia Quinata, Raindrop and Malus Blossom

Between our garden and next door is a fabulous plant called Akebia quinata (Chocolate Vine or Five-leaf Akebia) a shrub that is native to Japan, China and Korea. It scrambles over the fence and at this time of year produces lots of tiny purple flowers that are supposed to smell of chocolate but that has eluded me so far.

2   Lupin leaves collect the rain and the raindrop catches all the angles of the leaves.

Lupin Leaf with raindrop

Lupin Leaf with raindrop

3   Our Crab Apple, Malus Evereste, has lots of blossom.

Malus Evereste  blossom

Malus Evereste blossom


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