Friday, January 08, 2010

the water lilies



I can't resist popping in and out to see how my new waterlilies are going. I love them - I could live in he corner of Monet's waterlily garden without any trouble. I don't think I can find space for more than 3 here though. The flowers seem to last about 3 days but I keep inspecting to make sure there are more coming up - not sure if one should be fossicking around inside the pot all the time but I can't resist it. The one at the top is the hardy one - this is a new flower which opened up this morning but there is another down under water. The one below is the tropical one - the lovely light purple - it has had 5 flowers all gone but here is a new one peeping up through the water which I am sure will open up tomorrow. I am afraid the original one (over 17 years old) has got rather upset with the 3 pills I gave it and looks burnt on the leaves but Lois thought today that was obviously a female plant with plenty of stamina and hanging on for grim life. I have been talking nicely to it in a quiet voice.

4 comments:

Kazuko said...

Nice colour. very pretty. is it in Barb's vase?

Doreen G said...

You plant torturer you.
But I do love the pink one.

Heather said...

Such a glorious flower. Maybe you overdosed on the plant pills Dale and nearly killed it with kindness. Hope it hangs on for you.

Julie said...

Beautiful flower!

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