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February 19, 2012

Sunny, Sunny, Sunday

LACHENALIA, THE CAPE HYACINTH ( left), SOME MORE CAMELLIAS AND CYMBIDIUMS IN PEAK BLOOM ON THIS SUPER-SUNNY SUNDAY


Each year, there comes a time in my greenhouse when the plants that bloom in winter, peaks. It may happen in March, or in April and in some years even as late as May, but this year, it happens be in February. Such abundance is a little obscene, a mish-mash of color and species since even though these are generally winter-blooming species, they come from various corners of the world, so they don't always work well together. 

On this very sunny morning, as I recover from a bout of the stomach flu, which has kept me completely off this laptop for three whole days, I find the brilliance of this sunshine so very welcoming. A quick stroll around the garden shows plants blooming both outside, and under glass, so I will begin with the greenhouse, since it is spectacular today.

VIEW FROM OUTSIDE THE GREENHOUSE, WHERE IT IS COLD OUTSIDE, BUT SUNNY AND WARM INSIDE. NOTICE THE  Gladiolus splendens ON THE RIGHT JUST COMING INTO BLOOM.

YELLOW CLIVIA ( FRAGRANT ONE!), AND A MESS O' FORCED BULBS PROVIDE A RIOT OF COLOR




VELTHIEMIA BRACTEATA  var. ROSE-ALBA, A MORE UNUSUAL SELECTION OF VELTHIEMIA WITH CREAM AND PINK BLOSSOMS


1 comment :

  1. Obscene or not, it is beautiful!

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