Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Datura fastuosa - more pics

Angel Trumpet is in the deadly family of Nightshade
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Yesterday I got a letter from Mutual of Omaha that i am pre-approved for 1 million in life insurance no questions asked. Bob said you better get that. I said I am not leaving you a millionaire and he said Don't forget, I've got that purple plant.. and went laughing out the door to fly  his planes

I'm just sayin....

Above shows the back side is just as exotic as the front is and below is the way it looked the morning of July 26th, limp and falling down. there are 3 more buds today, July 26th.




 and The rest of the Story... 3 days later, the bloom dropped and left this odd looking stem.


From Blooming Beauty to sad looking twig in just 3 days
NOTE: to animal lovers, this plant now resides in the front yard under my big picture window. No danger to my sweeties and also the five new buds will be in full view from the sofa

19 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

It is beautiful but what a strange looking stem it leaves behind. Glad to hear the datura now resides away from Jake and Baby Girl.

Snapper II said...

How will you explane it if the neighbors start disappearing. LOL

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The short-lived beauty that is also deadly...maybe it's a good thing that it doesn't last long? Wonder if the leaves are toxic, too, or is it just the flower? I'll have to go back and reread your other post...my memory fails me this morning! Your hubby is funny. Sounds like something mine would have said. LOL!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The beauty may be short lived but well worth it.

Remington said...

Thank you for sharing this with me! I love to learn new things!

George said...

You have a strange-looking plant once the blossom falls off. I'm glad the plant is now where you can safely watch it.

EG Wow said...

It truly is a gorgeous flower. Most animals stay away from poisonous plants. Look at all the daffodils that bloom every spring! And poinsettias every winter. :)

Cherrie said...

Beautiful flower who would know its so deadly!

LC said...

Wow! exotic. and Bob never lets a moment get dull, does he?

Ginny said...

The stem DOES look evil! It should be called The Devil's Whip!! If Bob cracks another joke about the plant, get the insurance and make the dogs the beneficiary!!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is a beautiful flower that was only around 3 days...1 million, hmmm

A Brit in Tennessee said...

You will need to count those buds daily ;)
It's a beautiful flower when in bloom....
~Jo

S. Etole said...

What an odd looking stem ... enticing in all its forms.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ha Ha---I read what Snapper II wrote ---and I thought to myself: She'd probably like that!!!!! ha ha

That is one strange plant --especially when it drops it's bloom.... Glad it is in the front now --where you can see it and where your puppies can't get near it.

Hugs,
Betsy

Ann said...

Only 3 days? How sad. that is a strange looking stem that it leaves behind.
I got a good laugh out of Ginny's idea to make the dogs the beneficiary's

Chatty Crone said...

Isn't the nightshade also an eggplant?

Leontien said...

Haha animal lovers?? your a funny lady!

Thanks
Leontien

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

Just weird!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I heard just after 3 days, it can be extracted for fabulous purple lipstick!! (t hee)..