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Bloom Day May 2012

15 May 2012
Hail 13°C / 55°F

Hello again Folia. I need to sit down and catch up on you. There are unresponded messages and so many journals to read. Why? Because there are so many interesting people worth following.
My absence is nothing personal, events (usually relating to my job in some way) have conspired against me and things have built up to an intimidating level. ;)
Anyway, I shall write a little journal about my flowers and avoid my responsibilities once more.
There are so many things that deserve their own journals, and they are the stars of the show here.
Everything is so beautiful at the moment, and there are so many buds on things (more succulents, about which I am particularly excited). There’s so much I’m learning about, and will learn about.
It’s a great time of year.
Clearly, feeling positive, if a bit ditzy.

Photos:
1: The May mosaic.
2: My new Streptocarpus hybrid I bought at the plant sale. I was just thinking I wasn’t growing enough from the Gesneraceae family, and out of the blue this stunner arrived.
3: Sarracenia x harperi, which deserves a journal of its own.
4: Meconopsis betonicifolia, which does also.
5: The Horniman plant sale which I was a part of from the first seed to frantically (though smoothly) setting it up on Sunday.


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Wonderful picture of the tibetan poppy. That plant is too beautiful to be true. I might have to grow it again.

Posted on 16 May 12 (about 3 years ago)
Tralamander

Tralamander

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8b

Thank you very much anelson, I hope it brings you joy again. :)

Posted on 16 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

Stunning pictures and plants!

Posted on 16 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

Fantastic collection of blooms! Your garden must be looking an absolute picture!

Posted on 16 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

Your meconopsis is exquisite!

Posted on 16 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

Well, I had to google that pitcher plant … I didn’t know they put out a flower like that … so cool ! All of the flowers in the photos are beautiful.

Posted on 17 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

What a lovely array of blooms but its the meconopsis that does it for me – stunning!

Posted on 19 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

A thumbs up for the meconopsis, for sure, i must check growing possibilities in my zone.

Posted on 19 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

Yup – I’m in the meconopsis fan club too. Something on my list that I’ve always meant to try….and probably fail! :)

Posted on 20 May 12 (about 3 years ago)
Tralamander

Tralamander

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8b

Thank you all for your kind comments. :)
rosemariegardener, yes, the himalayan poppy is very hardy, and prefers cooler climates. My zone is apparently too warm in fact. Zone 5a is perfect.
LouiseM, it really is as simple as using erocacious compost. good luck to you!

Posted on 21 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

Lovely! I like the fuschia!

Posted on 22 May 12 (about 3 years ago)
Tralamander

Tralamander

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8b

Thank you flowerweaver. :)

Posted on 22 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

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