I was surprised to see how fast it grew. I like the pink flush on the tips of the petals, but I don’t know as I’d call this a double flower. Semi-double would be more like it. At any rate, it sure brightens up our dining room. And–count’em!–six buds on one stalk!Before the amaryllis started blooming, I had already bought this orchid from a big box store. A visitor to my house asked if it was real. Yes, it is, but I confess it looks almost too perfect. Perfection is what’s needed when the weather outside is dreadful–which it has been all too often recently.
One humble grocery store African violet is also blooming, and that’s it. The “Christmas” cactus that my mother gave me was in full bud for Halloween and was finished shortly after Thanksgiving, and none of my other Schlumberas even have buds on them. At the old house, they would have buds by now. I must be doing something wrong, like waiting to water until they’re near death and perhaps not providing enough light as well. I will strive to do better!
Inspired by the words of Elizabeth Lawrence, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year,” Carol of May Dreams Gardens started Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from all over the world publish what is currently blooming in their gardens, and leave a link in Mr. Linky and the comments of May Dreams Gardens.