Pretty Sweet in PinkSunday, July 11, 2010
Started this Episcia from a stolon that was given by my sister-in-law about six months ago. Now the plant is flowering for the first time. Its bright pink tubular flowers look really striking against the dark chocolate leaves.
The other plant that's in bloom at the same time is Lantana. When I bought it two months ago, there was no flowers. Later the plant grew a few umbels. After they have spent, I pruned the plant a little. Now, I am glad the plant has grown bushier and flourished more flowers.
It is also amazing to watch how the outer flowers open before the inner ones. Their colours first appear in white/yellow and slowly turn pink/orange later.
Although Lantana is a little smelly, their nectar is a sweet treat for butterflies.
Below is not a reflection of above picture. This morning, the same butterfly sipped nectar from my Vinca Periwinkle which co-incidently has a pink dot.
It has been quite an interesting day for me. Watching those little flowers blossoming and me, snapping pictures here and there. I hope your weekend/day would be a good one!