Flower Power!Wednesday, September 08, 2010
These three flowers have shown me what 'flower power' really means.
Earlier this flower cluster drooped due to the hot afternoon heat/sun. But the very next day, I see a gorgeous hydrangea again...
These Gloxinia flowers have been blossoming gracefully. The flowers are all able to put on a good show due to the rainy days and cloudy sky. But on the eighth day, the sky suddenly opened up with a clear blue sky and the temperature was definitely high. The flowers 'melted' and drooped. The next day when I thought I needed to cut them off, the flowers came back to live!
Impatiens also tend to droop in the afternoon. More so when there is sunlight shinning over the plant. However, again and again the plant will just 'straighten' up once the temperature drops in the evening. Amazing right?
'Flower power' really means 'great tolerance towards heat' for these three :-D
Have you any flowers in your garden that can stand the test of heat and that will look gorgeous again the next day?
PS: The flowers in the pics above were taken at the same time, the day before (left) and the day after (right). However, please note that the temperature of the day before was were really hot. The temperature was about 34°C or 93°F. But the day after it was raining and cloudy with a temperature of 26°C or 79°F.