Honesty (Lunaria annua) is an annual which has lovely bright spikes of purple or white fragrant flowers in summer.
In winter the seed pods are round (moon-shaped) and when the skin drops off to release the seeds, a lovely translucent silver disc is left. Called ‘The Money Plant’, ‘Silver Dollars’, or ‘Chinese coins’.
I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.
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35 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Transformation”
I used to have Honesty / The Money Plant in my garden in another house. You’re right. It looks lovely in a vase.
I remember picking the ‘coins’ as a small child 🙂
Did you feel they were coin coins? You know what you feel as a child. . .
I suspect I thought they were fairy coins. I had a thing about fairies 😀
😀 😀 😀 Nice you even remember that much. ❤
Oh my gosh Jude– have seen the silver dollars many, many times but had NO idea they actually flowered!! Loved your choice as that is indeed one of the most profound transformations i’ve ever seen! Thanks for solving the long-standing question for me! Lovely photos
The flowers don’t seem to make an impression on anyone! It is quite an untidy plant though.
Great post for this theme Jude, it is ages since I’ve seen any honesty plants. I remember them from my childhood, my Dad was a great gardener and my Mam used to have the dried seed pods in a vase during winter. Brings back good memories
Because they are self-seeding I suspect a lot of people see them as weeds now. But I love the seed-heads 🙂
You know, you’ve taught me something today Jude, I had no idea that those pretty silver ‘coins’ came from Honesty! Beautiful photos as always… 🙂 xx
Thanks Sherri 🙂
A beautiful trasnformation
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