Fiery BloomsTuesday, October 12, 2010
It has been raining almost every evening this past three weeks. I count it a blessing whenever there is a window of sunny sky for all my plants except one...
Rain or shine, my Impatiens never stop producing its pretty flowers. Although the plant loves to be in the shade, some sun is good for its health.
One day, in the late morning, I relocated my Guzmania for a dabble of sunlight. I took a nap and the flower got burnt :-(
The sky suddenly opened up in the afternoon and the blazing hot sun scorched one of the flowers! Since it was my fault I hope to redeem myself by ensuring that the other bloom behind this one will turn out perfect.
My friend from Slovenia told me that this plant is called Bunny Rabbit plant. The flower resembles the mouth of a rabbit. From my reading, in some countries, the same flower is also called Snapdragon or Lion's Lips. Aside from red, the blooms come either in yellow, orange, purple, white or bi-colour. This plant seems to be fine with the rainy weather.
Here is the second flush of Verbena blooms. The flowers need warmth/sun to open. I took the pic (left) in the morning and by afternoon, more flowers have opened (right). Love the look of these pretty flowers and the fact that the plant tolerated the earlier prolonged rain.
I hope you have some flowers in your garden that will be able to warm your heart even when the temperature drops or when the sky seems to be gloomy.
Have a wonderful week!