Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Tropical plant surprise
Early this spring all my houseplants were looking rather sad.
One in particular; a mixed basket , given to us some time ago,looked so sad . Several plants in it had died . 3 only survived.
Do I know the name of any of these plants. NO! Did I do any reseach? No...
Still I decided to fill the empty spots with fibrous begonias and sit it out on the shaded front porch. Let it live or die. Watering and feeding was attended on a more frequent basis.
Perhaps it was the very hot summer and the intense humidity, perhaps it was the weekly attention it received, maybe the higher light conditions but this basket has grown and thrived.. Besides all the new growth it has put on .
The poor unnamed tall one has added a little interest.Flowers!
Flowers up close and personal.
At least I think they are flowers. They are a soft pink colour at the tips.
I wonder if these bell shaped drops will open?
This houseplant basket will receive a little more tender care this winter.