Blushing Plants

Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Neoregelia Tangerine's top foliages were red when I bought the plant a year ago. Then it turned green.



After withholding fertiliser for many months, I see a little blush but I am still not sure if the foliage will ever turn red again or will it flower. Anyone has had similar experience with this type of bromeliad before?


The Sarracenia in my garden meanwhile takes forever to develop its flower. Although the stalk of flower has grown much taller over two weeks, the bud has still not open yet!



After many days of rain, I was thrilled to see a stalk of pink flower bud emerging from the pot below. Welcome back, Siam Tulip!



My new Rain Lily came with two pretty blooms. Love the cheery sight of the flowers :-)



Although it has been cloudy and rainy in the afternoon for the past one week, the Hibiscus Red Shield doesn't seem to be affected by the bad weather at all. Its soft pink flowers never fail to capture my attention.



My Guzmania will be sending out its stunning flower bracts soon...



Happy watching your plants grow!

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23 comments

  1. Lots of lovely pink. Rain lilies are just wonderful little plants. I think I need many more in my garden.

    Your Hibiscus Red Shield and Guzmania are looking terrific. Sorry I can't help with any advice about your Neoregelia. Definitely not something I've had lots of experience with.

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  2. Siam Tulip, welcome back! Don't forget to post when it is in full bloom Steph.

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  3. Hi Steph. Oh, I cannot wait to see your Siam tulip in bloom. The Rain lily blooms are such a pretty color of pink. I love your hibiscus though. How pretty is that with the dark foliage.Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. Are you having that much rain now? Never really got the hang on eastern rainseason.. Here it's spring with beautiful sunshine. Your Rain Lily looks magnificent, a beautiful pink colour. My lilies would rutten with to much rain though.. Lovely photos you are showing, guess the rainy weather brings out the colours.
    Have a nice sunday :)

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  5. Stephanie,
    Beautiful photos and flowers. They are all so beautiful. I don't know how you can remember all the names to the plants & flowers, I could never. I'm not good at names.
    Brad

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  6. Rain lilies haven't started blooming here yet. Such a joy to have them in the garden! The Siam tulip must be a stunning bloom! I'd love to see it again. As for your hibiscus...it's the prettiest of 'em all!!

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  7. Steph, it's nice to have such lovely specimens to view after many days of rain. I'm having a winter blues attack because the weather has been rainy, cold, and wacky here in Michigan and nothing in my garden is in bloom.

    Thanks to your post and others I have something pretty to look at. I like the Siam tulip and your new Rain lily.... very cute!

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  8. I was sitting here thinking, Siam Tulip? Then I remembered I grow this plant in the ground. Curcuma! They are slow to emerge this spring, the other gingers are already green. Curcuma blooms here in August.

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  9. The Hibiscus is so pretty! And I love Rain Lillies! It is amazing how knowledgeable you are Steph.

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  10. Many blushing pink/red plants in your garden!
    I can't wait to see your siam tulip too!

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  11. I'm so curious now to see the bloom of your Siam Tulip! The blooms are all pretty!

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  12. Hi Steph, I think you may have discovered a new plant family -lol - maybe called Embarased or Shy?? cheers, catmint

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  13. Sorry I cannot help with your neo. Maybe Andrea will have a scientific explanation. She just reminded me about the discussion last year about why leaves change colors.

    My Siam tulip hasn't come out yet. Lucky you!

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  14. When they blush.., soon they will smile with perfect flowers.

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  15. Love that Hibiscus. They always remind me of our honeymoon because we went to Hawaii.
    You have such a green thumb, Steph.

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  16. Very apt term you have there... 'blushing'... certainly brought a smile to my face...

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  17. Thanks, I was supposed to take a much longer break or totally give up my blog but I heal pretty quick and I am back.

    You always leave cute comments I appreciated that :)

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  18. Bromeliads are so pretty. I don't know much about them. Steve at the The Rainforest Garden does though.

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  19. no idea on the bromeliad, but it sure looks healthy to me!

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  20. It's a pleasure to see pics of exotic flowers at your garden! I hope you had a good weekend.

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  21. lovely blooms. Now its hot and hardly rain for days - I really cannot neglect my garden from watering. Hope it would rain soon and clear the haze away.

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  23. Check out Siam Tulip in my next post. Hope you like it. Have a great weekend ;-)

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