In the spirit of Wordless Wednesdays, which many of the garden blogs observe, I am proposing "The Friday Problem". Perhaps it should really be called the Friday Mystery, but the previous has more meaning to me.
At my old job, a colleague use to propose a math problem on Fridays which was fun and "easy" to solve. It was a good distraction from earlier work of that week.
So every Friday I am going to try and put a unidentified plant on this blog. This should, in theory, last quite awhile as we have many plants from the previous owner that we have no clue as to what they are.
So here is the first Friday Problem:
We have two of these vines growing under the deck on trellises. They were definitely put there on purpose by the former owner. She even had clothes pins holding the vine in place to train it. They get dappled sun there. I would say that they are a slow growing vine. It is currently about 4 feet up the trellis. The stems are thick and the "bark" peels like seen in the picture. (click to enlarge) One has just started to get little flowers which are white. Anyone have a clue?