Anthurium

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Saw this Anthurium in the grocery store last week, beside the Phalaenopsis display. Decided it had my name on it. I particularly liked the green on the flowers. I’ve visited Anthurium growers in Hawaii where you see huge greenhouses filled with plants in bloom – the expanse of read flowers is quite lovely. Thought this one would look good among my other indoor plants.

Two days ago I also picked up a Cyclamen.

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Again, the flowers of this plant are a bit unusual with the white edges to the deep pink colour. No scent, thankfully. Sometimes Cyclamen will have a rather strong perfume, but this one doesn’t. Lots of small buds still to develop on this plant so it will be showy for a number of weeks. Look forward to enjoying it.

This new plant acquiring is to offset the bleak look of my back deck: the birdbath covered to protect it from the snow, the umbrella stored in the shed, the perennial plants with their leaves gone and the annuals withered and drooping.

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Amaryllis

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My amyrillis is fully in bloom – standing straight and tall. Not a double bloom, but lovely nevertheless. The second stalk is tucked in, waiting for this set of four to finish, likely in a couple of days – then there will be four more blossoms.

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IMG_2428This isn’t mtg bloom – it’s my neighbour Joan’s plant – a triple amaryllis in full bloom – it’s gorgeous! My house is quite a bit cooler, so mine has grown more slowly – it’ll be at least another ten days before mine will bloom.

 

Christmas Cactus

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My Christmas cactus is in full bloom! This plant is a daughter of my original cactus which got too big and woody to keep any longer. It’s too bad the blooms last such a short while – in another ten days they’ll all be gone.