Oh! This seems like a fun time to share a flashback moment to last August. I laid down on the guest bed in our (unfinished) basement and looking up I was shocked to see leaves above the bed, coming in from the corner of the house. It was a piece of Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) that had worked its way between the siding and the foundation. I quickly removed it and have been vigilant about keeping it away.
So what's this bit of green inside the garage?
My first thought was of the Passiflora 'Snow Queen', as she's nearby and has sent out runners over the years.
The leaves are wrong though.
As I began pulling away tub trugs, a stool, and bags of pumice, to get to the vine, it all started flooding back to me. Holboellia coriacea 'Cathedral Gem'! I thought it was dead and stuck that square metal planter out of the way behind a shelf.
Hmm, that must have been, oh, 5 or 6 months ago. That's a pretty vigorous vine considering it's had no water and very little light.
I guess it's time to give it another chance out in the garden. Have you had plants pop up in unexpected places?
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