A little bit of sleuthing...
My neighbor's wonderful purple climber (which I featured in my last post) has me quite smitten. I've been so taken with it this year that I decided I HAD to find out what it was! As I've driven around town, I've seen glimpses of it in other landscapes. And then after publishing the last post, I received all of your comments asking the same question, "What is it?"
Taking the bull by the horns, I went down to our local nursery today and found it! It is a Hardenbergia violacea. Its common name is "Happy Wanderer". The label said that it blooms from fall to late spring and is a great climber for winter color. Well, I have photographic evidence above that this is true.
I am so enamored with it now, that I will for sure be getting at least one for the back garden. I just need to find a better specimen than the ones I saw today which were a bit too straggly and sad looking. I WILL find one though. And it WILL be going in to the back garden. It's now no longer a question of "if" but "when".
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