(and sometimes the beast!)




 My neighbour bought this pretty white flowering plant at a garage sale but doesn't know the name of it.  The soft leaves remind me of my nodding violet so perhaps it's from the same family although my internet search was unsuccessful.  Whatever it is, I love it.
[edit: Thanks to Ian at Florez Nursery who has come up trumps again: it's the Lace Flower Vine (alsobia dianthiflora) from the jungles of Mexico and is related to African Violets, so nodding violets are cousins too.]