"On you picture with the red shutters in the background. I would like to ask what the plant is in the very back with the big leaves behind the ferns? It looks pretty lush in this picture. Thanks for sharing them."
Hi Cheryl! It's called "Evergreen Wisteria" and apparently, Evergreen Wisteria (Millettia reticulata) Common names are not to be entirely trusted. Evergreen Wisteria (Millettia reticulata) is neither evergreen ( it will lose it's leaves on very cold winters) nor a Wisteria- but it certainly greatly resembles one! This fragrant summer blooming vine is much easier to manage than Wisteria making it an excellent choice for a a trellis, fence or arbor. We love its ability to continue blooming through even the hottest days with enchanting deep purple pea-like blooms that make it a great substitute for Wisteria.
"You're right, Keryn. 90 F feels really hot and uncomfortable to me, whereas I'll bet that is comfortable for you. And I am so jealous that your winter daytime temps are 50 to 65F. Our daytime winter temps in the coldest months (January and…"
"Hi Keryn, if you use google images you will find quite a few photos of those miniature gladiolus. Likewise Scott's information about the name of the genus also brings up handy photos.
I would never have thought of those plants as being…"