January 1, 2014

Into the House We Go

While there are not many flowers to take photos of outdoors, there are still some shining indoors. Our Christmas Cactus continues to produce many new blooms. Each flower is so intricate with the white-to-mauve color contrasting very nicely with the green of the cactus stems.

Christmas cactus still blooms on and on

Christmas Cactus in Bloom, Harrisonburg, VA, USA  (1-Jan-14; © Richard L. Bowman)

Back in March I introduced our 10-year-old Kentia Palm which was then about 2 12 feet (75 cm) tall. Now it is almost 3 ft (1 m) tall with more fronds. We will have to wait until late winter or early spring to see if it bears its fruit again or not.

three-foot tall Kentia Palm

Kentia Palm, Harrisonburg, VA, USA  (1-Jan-14; © Richard L. Bowman)

Our Moth Orchid has held its blooms from the end of August. Only recently have any of the blossoms begun to shrivel up. Blooms that hold for four months are just simply amazing!

Moth Orchid with four-month-old blooms

Dead Heads of Black-eyed Susan Flowers, Harrisonburg, VA, USA  (3-Dec-13; © Richard L. Bowman)

So even in winter I can find some flowers that are still enchanting.

--©2013-14, Richard L. Bowman

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