full sized plant dropping leaves all winter until a little tuft is left at top of a long stalk or two.
At night, Angel Trumpet blossoms open wide for night-flying
insects to pollinate. The fragrance is incredibly sweet and spicy.
Buds grow into a pod shape from which the bloom emerges.
A husk is left when the bloom turns lose from the stem
with the long pistil hanging out like a piece of string.
Unopened blooms are graceful with petals swirled together ending in points.
The awkward stalks will remain in the garden until spring when they are cut to
the ground and a new plant grows from the roots.
Goodbye to Summer. Soon I'll pull Melampodium and Periwinkles whose seeds
have fallen. Remaining will be Graptopetalum, mostly, along the brick edging.
Linking to Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie Time.