Monday, February 9, 2009

Apple blossom in full bloom

My Apple blossom hippeastrum has been blooming for 4 days now. Today the very last bud has opened and the whole plant is in a perfect form with all four blooms facing directly opposite one another! I love it so much.

I have noticed that the later blooms don't look as pink as the first ones. Perhaps there's not enough light indoors, which means I should have left the plant outside. But I wanted to have the plant inside so that I can enjoy the blooms all day. Unfortunately, there's no other location inside that has more light than the one it is in now, except at the kitchen sink!

I have noticed also that Apple blossom doesn't produce offsprings easily. Maybe after this flowering season I will need to plant the bulb in the garden. But I must prepare the bulb bed first. That will be my garden project next week.


Kris said...

What a lovely color. A rather 'gentile' lady as compared to the riotous reds. All different, all enjoyed! :-D

Hà Xuân said...

Thanks, Kris. And you're right - all different, all enjoyed equally!