The first full flower on my pale pink Christmas cactus, deciding to open out on the morning after our first snowfall of the year, making it difficult to capture against the backdrop of our snow-covered garden outside 🙂
The bright fuchsia pink cactus flowers are finally wilting and waning, but the lightest pinky-white blooms on my kitchen windowsill are only now starting to flower 🙂
It looks like my Christmas cactus will probably be blooming again this year – maybe a bit early for Christmas, but at least it’s definitely flowering in the right season 🙂
Close up of greenery growing in my conservatory for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week 🙂
When our five year old grandson was given some giant sunflower seeds earlier in the year to plant in little pots on the kitchen windowsill no-one expected any miracles to occur but to his delight three grew into little plants.
He gave one to us, a gangly foot-high skinny stalk, carrying it himself so carefully to deliver it safely, so I duly planted it in a sheltered spot in the garden by the back fence and promised him I’d look after it.
We live in the chilly North of Scotland, and so I had no idea if a giant sunflower plant would even survive up here, never mind flower. I’ve watered it and watched it, fingers crossed it didn’t die, and here it is now with a proper yellow head.
It’s not fully opened as yet, and at 2.5m the plant has over-shot the fence and has grown way too tall for me to capture face to face without the aid of a ladder, but look, we actually have a real giant sunflower growing in our garden!
Big smiles all round for our beautiful Scottish sunflower 🙂
Predictable, I know, but here is another rose! 🙂
Just when I think there’s nothing more new to see in our garden, it surprises me again. No idea what this plant is – copious tall green spiky fronds that suddenly bloomed with tiny yellow flowers on the very ends of each finger 🙂
According to the label, this indoor plant is a ‘Boston Fern’ although I’ve renamed it my Bed-Head Fern because with its tousled fronds it always looks like it’s jumped straight out of bed without checking the state of its hair! 🙂
Today’s mystery Flower of the Day blooming beautifully in my garden 🙂