Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Steps of the Stephanotis

Hard to believe that this is the beginning of a stephanotis flower!

We were growing a stephanotis vine, enjoying its occasional blooms in the kitchen and one day we noticed this huge green hanging pod. 

Here is the inside of the pod, before the seeds have popped.

The pod has now dried and these beautiful, delicate seeds with their silk hairs have emerged.

I think I'll plant them with the hopes of producing these!



  1. what a beautiful vine, and such lovely white flowers..and the seeds are divine with their angel hair...

  2. They are so beautiful. Didn't know much about them but filled our wall vases with them for the Designer house. Would love to have some growing in my back yard. What I would really like some of that lobster appetizer you mentioned. Yum, Yum.

  3. What a beautiful surprise to discover. It reminds us of growing up and making wishes on dandelions and falling stars (not to mention all the fire flies in jars). Beautiful journey to see!
    Hope your weekend was wonderful!
    Renee and Angela

  4. That's amazing! How beautiful. Thanks for sharing nature's beauty!



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