the non-thank-you flower

so in the south apparently you are not allowed to say thanks for any flower that comes from someone else's yard. if someone gives you a flower or plant or bulb that they have transplanted for you, you never say thank you. it is said to be bad luck and that said flower/plant will die or do poorly. my grandmother gave me these trumpet vines back in july when we were back in tennessee visiting. i have yet to transplant them into my own yard because i don't know exactly where i want them. one of them bloomed in late summer. two of them budded and did nothing. and this one opened this much and then never opened any further. but they are pretty and i wanted to share a couple of pictures.