Big Blooms

Saturday, April 21, 2012

There are many plants I have that are considered dear to me though they are not rare.

The pink Amaryllis below for example was given to me by one of my blog friends. It was sent to me personally more than a year ago and recently, it has finally sent out a stalk of buds...



The thing that strikes me about Amaryllis is that the buds are so much smaller than the final size of the flower. Quite fascinating!





The tall flower stalk has five buds/flowers (the last one is a tiny one).


Thanks Kam Yean :-D These lovely blooms of Amaryllis have kept me busy... I had so much fun using it to decorate my home... the scent of the fresh flowers is really refreshing...


Now, another beloved plant which is as huge as the Amaryllis is my Laurel-leaved Thunbergia...



...always in bloom no matter how bad the weather is ;-)



Sorry for 'bragging' only about these two plants this time round. Actually, other than them, there is really not much progress in my garden lately :-( I did some pruning, weeding and applying a bit of fertiliser here and there to keep those flowers coming.

I hope that your garden will have plenty of sunshine and lots of flowers (big ones!) blooming :-D

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22 comments

  1. The Amaryllis is so pretty. What a great gift. It's terrific to see it blooming happily. The Thunbergia blooms are lovely too. I have a variety of Thunbergia that has deep dark purple blooms, but it's still quite a young plant. I'm looking forward to seeing it fill out and mature a lot more.

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  2. The Bengali Clock Vine (Thunbergia grandiflora) is a beautiful plant; I have several. There is also a white flowering variety but it is less common here.

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  3. I love your Amaryllis, Steph. Actually I love all kinds of Amaryllis! And the Thunbergia is beautiful too. Love the color.

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  4. Hi Stephanie. Girl I love your amaryllis. So pretty. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Growing amaryllis can be an addiction right. This is one of the plants I like to grow someday. Very pretty like the colour.

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  6. Stephanie, your Amaryllis is really pretty, like the pattern with the white star. I am a fan of them and grow them in my garden. I also love the Thunbergia, that blue is gorgeous. Happy gardening T♥

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  7. Same here, I recently found my Amaryllis bloomed and the bloom was as gorgeous. Love this plant.

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  8. wow that amaryllis is just gorgeous with it's pretty pink striping.

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  9. We have lots of blooms. Love how your Amaryllis looks. That is one gorgeous color. We have the intense reds and white but I don't always see that color variation. If you are good to that bulb, which it sounds like your are, it will produce flowers every year:) I will store mine during the summer so that I get a flower in January. I've planted some and just left them with the leaves on....they look great that way as well. Have a great week. Chris

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  10. I have those Amaryllis in my garden.
    Its been some time they had bloomed and I love those unique plum looking flower buds - they fold beautifully without having any sharp edges.

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  11. Such a pretty Amaryllis!
    You ahev a lovely home! hahahhaa...

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  12. Gorgeous color! I too have fallen in love with the Amaryllis. :)

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  13. Gorgeous color! I too have fallen in love with the Amaryllis. :)

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  14. The amaryllis is sooooo pretty and delicate! I really love that shade of pink. It reminds me of candy. :P

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  15. Your Amaryllis is so exotic and beautiful with candy cane stripes. I love it.
    Nothing in the home smells as nice as fresh cut flowers.
    Lots of rain here and we needed it badly :D
    Brad

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  16. I love your shots. My amaryllis is blooming too. Unlike yours mine is grounded and I think it so lovely to bring them indoors to enjoy all the time

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  17. that amaryllis is not only large and very pretty, it is very proud of itself and is standing up very tall so all can see it.

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  18. Fascinating lines of the Amaryllis...

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  19. All, it is interesting to learn of your experience and thoughts on the two plants. Thanks also for sharing about other plants with me :-)

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  20. These are indeed very pretty. I love the subtle stripes.

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  21. wow.... finally it blooms! Good job!

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