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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday; bold and stunning;



September/October is the time for Hippies. I love these bold, look at me, Hippeastrums.


Softie;

In the beginning I had one bulb.A couple of years later later I received 2 more from a friend, then the fun began. Hippeastrums produce a very generous amount of seed.  Now I have borders full of a great variety, from white, pink, red, orange, striped and nuances in between. It takes three years from seed to flower. The leaves die in the cool season and start to grow in September again. 


It all started with one like this red, bold bloom. Some flowers have round curved petals others are star like; Last year I added  plain white and a dark plain pink for even more variety.


Orange fizz has narrow petals and  a very beautiful pattern. It is always fun to see what nature produces.


White Tip has subtle white tips on  its curved petals.


Starlight; it's also fun to give the new ones individual names;


Surprise;





The red string of fate, or the the red thread of destiny, red thread of fate, and more variants is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese and 
 Japanese legends. According to this myth, the gods tie a red cord around the ankles of those that are to meet one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. . 


©Photos my garden/Ts Titania-Everyday

2 comments:

  1. Hello Trudi, how are you? It's been a while since we last 'met'. Your garden is such a visual delight and these pictures are truly amazing!!

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  2. Thanks, KANAK, I had a break for a while. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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