Day One Hundred Fifty Six ~ Mandevilla Surprise
Every year I look at the beautiful mandevilla vines in the nursery and while they have yet to survive in my yard, I hang on to the hope that one day they will and so another round of mandevilla plants are purchased and planted, only to shrivel up and die as soon as the 100+ weather arrives. Last year I had a vine in a pot with some other plants and it held out for awhile but eventually shriveled up and went brown. I never pulled it out of the pot and what a surprise I had waiting on the patio the other morning when this beauty showed its face! Because it was hidden under the other plants, I had not noticed the vine come back from the dead! So thrilled… a first, mandevilla bloom from prior season!