It has to do with my crossvine. A plant I've had for almost 10 years. I love this plant, especially when it blooms. Big, pretty, orange blooms that attract hummingbirds for miles around.
But this year, something's different. Odd. Strange. A mystery.
My crossvine is blooming yellow! It has never bloomed yellow before. Ever. Here's a picture of its normal color:
|Crossvine - naturally orange|
|Just a touch of yellow in the throat.|
And here it is in my garden now:
There is a variety of yellow crossvine, but this just the regular orange one! Why did the blooms turn yellow? I could not find anything about crossvine turning a different color!
Is it the heat? In too much shade? PH? Something in the compost? A deficiency? Is it dying???
|Just a slight shading of orange if you look closely.|
This is a mystery to me. Very odd. Very odd indeed. I'm hoping it's the heat, and that it'll return to orange when it cools down. But I still wonder. What would be your guess?