Pink Vine

Pink VinePink Vine, Mandevilla Alice DuPont, my backyard, CA, USA

Copyright 2012 O. Bisogno Scotti  All Rights Reserved.

Nikon N6006 SLR, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, Manfrotto 3221 tripod, Manfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head.

The name of the genus honors Henry Joseph Mandeville, a British diplomat in 19th-century Argentina. When and how it came to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, founded by Pierre DuPont, is shrouded in mystery, but it was hybridized there. One especially fine seedling was named for Mrs. duPont in the 1950’s, some years after her death.

11 thoughts on “Pink Vine

  1. Thanks, Jerry.

    There is now a 15 ft. hole in the earth where the above mandevilla and the fifty year old Chinese elm it was climbing once flourished (4214 Fulton Ave., Studio City, CA).

    Some say that is progress. Others beg to differ.



  2. Carmen,

    Thank you for your comment. One of the main elements that inspired me to take this image was the background texture of the bark on the Chinese elm tree.

    Bisogno Scotti

    PS Your picture on your home page is really cute.


  3. I did? You must be thinking of the Mandevilla I planted last year at the downtown studio. That one died because there wasn’t enough light in the hallway. I tried my best to keep it alive…..I gave it a decent burial (compost pile)…..I’m really not a natural born killer!


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  4. This is gorgeous. The color is stunning, so crisp and clear. The textures is heavenly. The leaves look waxy, not an easy affect to capture. Truly lovely. Your flowers always are…

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