Taking Good Advice

“Taking Good Advice”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

It takes some time for many plants to really get established. Three years ago, I bought a Queen’s Wreath vine (Petrea volubilis) on the recommendation of a nursery employee. He assured me it was a gorgeous, blooming vine, and since he had steered me to some wonderful plants before, I trusted him. The first year, nothing. I wasn’t concerned or disappointed because I thought that this vine would only bloom in the spring time. Second year, a few blooms. This year more blooms in the spring, but then it has also started blooming in the summer.



That employee assured me that this would grow into a showstopper, and I think my vine is finally on the right tract. It only needed a little time. I am so glad I took a chance on Queen’s Wreath and listened to that nursery worker’s advice.



  1. Karen said,

    July 3, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I misread that as “Queen’s Wrath”. That would probably be a good name for a plant that misbehaves, but it looks like, as you say, this one is turning into the showstopper your nursery man assured you it would be.

  2. garden mary said,

    July 5, 2010 at 4:54 am

    lovely vine. I am not familiar with this plant, but looked it up on the internet. Thanks for putting in the botanical name. It made it easier to find.

  3. Randy said,

    July 5, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    What a beautiful bloom. You always find the best plants!

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