I want to see flowers!
Like most of you, I have been patiently impatiently waiting for Spring to arrive.
Seeing the Buttercups and Crocus in the past few days has given me hope that this cold weather is behind us.
Since the flowers haven't all started blooming, I was thinking of the pictures I took last year of some awesome eye candy. I know you took some great pics too.
So post them here and get us in the mood for Spring!
Here is my favorite:
The Midnight Cereus: meaning, "transient beauty."
Given to me by a friend that has passed away. This was a leaf stuck in the dirt that started doing strange things.
An aerial stem started growing...and growing and almost shot skyward 5 feet! It was like the Jack and the Beanstalk story.
In fact the plant didn't ever bloom until the 1 year anniversary of my friend's death. That was weird!
I had no idea what this plant was at the time.
After some research I found out it was a Midnight Cereus. Discovered in 1753 in South America jungles. Cuttings were brought over to Europe.
Then the strange red bud started forming until it grew to almost a foot long from the edge of the leaf. I started watching it each night with my Mom or friends to see if suddenly the white bloom would pop out. I had moved it out on the deck by the door so I wouldn't miss the moment.
When it does bloom, the fragrance is a similar to a Jasmine or Gardenia. Last year I counted 13 blooms all in one night. It was a major event!
Lets fill this post with all your lovely blooms.
Tell how you got your picture or why you love the flower.
SPRING HAS ARRIVED!