Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The Trials and Glories of Horticulture

For those of you who have been wondering why Pretty Lady has been unwontedly silent on the subject of her epiphyllum, well--Pretty Lady has been in the Depths of Despair and Frustration. Perhaps it was the fact that she actually watered the wretched thing a time or two, but for whatever reason, 98% of the incipient Flower Buds suddenly turned a pinkish color and fell off. Words cannot express.


However, ONE remains.



It is so large and decided a creature that it is quite possible that fostering this single bud robbed all the others of their nourishment, despite the watering. Lately it has been arcing around to point its gloriously spiralling tip upward, toward the sun; full flowering is, evidently, imminent. Pretty Lady will be hovering nearby, camera primed.



5 comments:

Chris Rywalt said...

That thing looks suspiciously like Audrey II. Watch yourself!

David said...

That flower looks pretty intent on mating. Watch your back PL.

Anonymous said...

THAT REMINDS ME.....that I am growing some beautiful white columbines with long white tails, quite the rarity, if they make it through adolescence to adulthood, you are welcome to one.
Dah noh nee mus

k said...

Whoa. Breathtaking. Fabulous pic!

Shea said...

I have turned my yard into a garden. I have flowers, and lots of vegetables and fruits.
People may make fun, but I am enjoying the beauty and also the "fruit of my labors"