It's that time of year dear readers, the time in which I show you gorgeous photos of the blooming Hardenbergia vine in my container garden. Hardenbergia is a native to Australia and referred to as a lilac, which is does resemble, though in miniature form. This year I somehow missed getting good photos of my Hardenbergia vine, so I snuck on over to my neighbors and took photos of her vine, which is fair game since she purchased it with my guidance. And I must say, hers, which is not in a pot but rather in a large built-in planter is flourishing, and for some reason bloomed about a month after mine.
What can I tell you? In Australia this vine apparently blooms in the Spring and Summer, but here in Israel it is a winter bloomer! A Hardenbergia vine will make your garden look amazing, especially when it blooms in the winter when the rest of your garden is sleeping, and it's a fast grower who will fill out nicely and climb a trellis or any structure all summer.
It loves partial shade and flourishes in a zone 6-7 or warmer. So take my advice and add a little Hardenbergia to your life! Plus when they really need water they get a bit droopy, but are very forgiving, a great quality in a person or a plant, don't you think? Okay, gotta run, Passover cleaning is calling my name.