Good Tidings

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I thought this new Amaryllis would be a pink one but it turned out to be red. The flower buds were pink at the nursery but when I brought the plant home, it developed into a much darker colour.



And when I look around my garden I was happy to see other red flowers also. I spotted Episcia flowers instantly as its little blooms look really outstanding against its dark foliage. And both pots of this Episcia are in bloom at the same time :-)




Bunny Rabbit Plant is currently in full bloom. I am totally taken aback by its prolific flowering. However, the plant needs lots of water to strive in our weather. During good sunny days, I have to water the plant twice a day - the leaves will tell you so :-)

The plant is placed in the shelter and receives a few hours of afternoon sun daily.



These 'claws' look yummy... hehehe. Currently, the height of the plant is only about 10 inches from the soil line to the tip of the bloom. Its flower bract shoots out like a bromeliad. Btw anyone know the ID of this heliconia?



Meanwhile, Poinsettia blooms' flaming red colour is fading away but still look fine from afar... unless when you put a new one besides it ;-)



Good tidings of joy to you and your family this Christmas!

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40 comments

  1. Mm, very beautiful flowers and leaves.. i liked..
    Greetings..

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  2. So many lovely flowers, Stephanie! I don't know how they do it, but here, the amaryllis will not flower before spring! Your Episci and the 'Bunny Rabbit ' are both very beautiful. Have a nice week!

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  3. Steph, oh, such pretty flowers! Isn't it a joy to see a flower bloom? :-)

    Regards,
    Asha

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  4. Your plants are so beautiful. I like the Bunny Rabbits leaves.
    Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas Steph.

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  5. All your lovely red blooms are very Christmasy to reflect the current mood of Christmas next week. Merry Christmas to your and family Steph!

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  6. I love the delightful shapes, colors and textures of your plants and the way you photograph them. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Stephanie!

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  7. I've always enjoyed your posts with all your lovely flowers,so even more today, being so cold and white outside. You really saved my day. Beautiful :)

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  8. You have very beautiful flowers.

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  9. Beautiful red flowers! I like the bunny rabbit plants! strange name but very pretty flowers!

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  10. Beautiful reds! Good tidings to you as well! :)

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  11. Have a merry Red Christmas, Steph.

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  12. Love the beautiful red flowers of your garden. I've that amaryllis too. I've finally found 2 poinsettias too haha.

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  13. Lots of lovely Christmasy red plants ... your Amaryllis is lovely despite being the wrong colour. I haven't heard of Snapdragons being called Rabbit's Ears before but it definitely seems to suit it. I do hope you have a fabulous festive season!

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  14. Your Amaryllis is so beautiful and proud looking! Love your other blooms, they look so pretty. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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  15. I'm surprised to see the Amaryllis blooming at this time of the year. In a hot country, I mean. Lovely red! The Episcia and the Bunny Rabbit plants are most attractive. There's always something new to me when I come here!:)

    Have a great week, Steph!

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  16. Hello Stephanie
    beautifully so a red Amerylis, I have now one in the living room, is a very beautiful Weihnachtsschmuck.

    I wish you a cosy evening and enjoy the warm climate, I freeze so much. There is 17 degrees minus.

    loves greetings
    Dörte

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  17. Hi Stephanie, beautiful Christmas colours; I wish you a also a joyful Christmas.

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  18. I've many experience with wrong-colored labeled amarylis bulbs...BUT you just don't mind when they bloom and just take your breath away...that shade of red is beautiful!!
    I have a friend who works in a bromeliad greenhouse in CA and the view is spectacular this time of year!
    Happy Holidays to you, Stephanie. Thank you for being such a sweet friend to me! :)
    Much love,
    Lynn

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  19. You do have many beautiful red flowers. They are suitable for Christmas as well as CNY. Merry Christmas!

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  20. Red is the color of joy. The bunny rabbit plant is wonderfully such a joy to look at. I can stare at it for days and never get bored. How I wish my roses would bloom even half of that.. haha.. that would be a spectacular view to my standard.

    Happy holidays Steph!

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  21. Merry Green Christmas to you, and red, too :)

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  22. Dear Steph,

    Merry X'mas to you and family.

    I have always love the postings of your plants. You have so many varieties of plants in your garden. The Red Amaryllis looks stunning. In fact it is more unique looking than the usual pink ones.

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  23. Beautiful flowers and plants. Merry Christmas.

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  24. Hi Steph. Your Episcia is very charming.
    That may be Heliconia stricta.

    Have a Merry Christmas and a great new year!

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  25. Your garden is ready for Christmas celebration!!! Hope you have so much fun in Christmas until New year.

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  26. Vous passez un bon fétes de fin d'année.

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  27. Happy Holidays Stephanie ! ! ! !
    Your flowers all in festive, brilliant red are too beautiful!
    Happy Christmas :)
    Brad

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  28. Merry Christmas, Steph! may you have a blessed holiday season!

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  29. Happy Christmas Steph, I enjoyed your Christmas selection of red flowers. I look forward to continuing our cyber relationship in 2011, and reading your cheerful chuckles (hehehe). cheers, cm

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  30. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year Stephanie.

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  31. So much beautiful color Stephanie! How wonderful it must be enjoying Christmas in a warm climate.

    I hope you had a very merry Christmas, and that 2011 will be a wonderful year for you and your family.

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  32. I'm gonna get a amaryllis for my dad..maybe two =)

    Have a blessing new year~

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  33. That Amaryllis is lovely..all your plants are lovely that you posted. Hope your Christmas was Merry!

    Look forward to what you post in the New Year. Happy New Year! see you in 2011.

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  34. Prospero, I saw many pics of Heliconia stricta on the web. Yes, mine should be one of them :-D Thanks!

    All, thanks for your Christmas greetings and compliments. I hope you have had a good time with your family and friends and are fully charged up for the brand new year! I look forward to checking out your garden/blog soon!

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  35. WOW! Stef! you have so many red flowers in your garden and red is my favourite color! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  36. Do you know what variety that amaryllis is? Not usually a fan of red ones but the shape of that one is really nice. Was there only 2 blooms per stalk? :)

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    1. Hello Kenny, after these two blooms, the third and fourth flower blossomed (from the same stalk) shortly after. As what variety, I could only say it is a Hippeastrum sp. as the bulb was not labelled. But it does look like the variety, 'Red Lion'. Cheers, Stephanie

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