FROM BUD TO FLOWER

THIS IS HOW IT STARTED, A NICE FAT DAHLIA BUD ON JUNE 28TH
THE SAME BUD A FEW DAYS LATER ON JULY 1ST, IT ALREADY LOOKS LIKE A FLOWER
AND THIS IS THE FLOWER ON JULY 5TH

I think I just love dahlia’s, I don’t understand why some people say they are old fashioned. And they are sooooo easy to grow !!

Have a great day !

Big and beautiful

Big and beautiful, that’s how I describe the AMARYLLIS. In a time where very few plants are in bloom you can always count on the amaryllis. You can buy them as bulbs and grow them inside your house but they are also for sale in every plantshop in Winter, in a pot in bloom or as cut flowers. The red ones are very popular for Christmas but they come in many colours. I was given a bunch as a gift and I was very pleased with it. Just looking at them made me happy.

AMARYLLIS
I HOPE YOU WILL ALL HAVE A COLOURFUL,HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2020 !

PRETTY LADY

Begonia’s, sooo pretty !! They love a shady place in your garden, in a pot or in full soil. However you can keep them in a sunny spot too but then they need a lot of water.

They are bulb plants and not frost hardy so in Autumn before the frost begins you take the plant inside and keep it cool but frost free or you harvest the bulbs. To harvest the bulbs you get the plant out of the pot (or soil), remove as much of the soil as you can, put it in a garage on a newspaper and let the leafs go yellow and dry, then cut the leafs off, then put the bulbs in a newspaper, one by one and put them in a cardboard box. In Spring you give the bulbs a new pot and fresh soil and keep them light but frost free before putting them in your garden after the frost is gone. The bulbs can reach a very old age.

AND SO IT BEGINS
THEN IT OPENS UP
AND HERE THEY ARE IN THEIR FULL GLORY

Are they not pretty as a picture ???They bloom for a very long time.

Have a great weekend !