Timid Tigridia

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Huh. I’m a bit bummed out. I had no idea that the Tigrida iDJ bought for me is a very, very short-lived bloom.

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This was open when I went to work, at 9:30 am.

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This one, too.

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But by the time I got home, at around 6:50, the blooms were shrivelled and limp.

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It seems that if I can’t get a photo within the 6 or so hours the blooms are open, I’m out of luck.

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By the time I get home, they look like this.

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How sad that I only get a few minutes with each amazingly beautiful flower.

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Every one is unique – see that strange tongue running down the petal? I have no idea of what use that might be… A bee landing-strip, like an orchid? I’m sure I will never know, having them so far from their South American home. They are undeniably beautiful, I just wish I had more time to appreciate my ‘jaguar flowers.’

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11 responses »

  1. Beautiful… but last for one day- as many flowers do. Thanks for the beautiful photographs – and I hope you get many days enjoyment from your lovely gift…. imagine the fabulously exotic weekend you are going to have !

  2. Oh no….much like us my friend stunning but only for a little while hahaa..reminds me of the flower in Dennis the Menace…poor old Mr Wilson waiting for it to flower hahahahah πŸ™‚ Have a great day hugs Fozziemum

      • Oh don’t stress…I am not one for counting who has and who hasn’t hahahaah..kind of defeats the purpose in a way…visits are always lovely when they happen but lets face it life gets in the way for all of us..so chillax hahahha πŸ™‚ have a great day sweets xx

      • Oh don’t stress…I am not one for counting who has and who hasn’t hahahaah..kind of defeats the purpose in a way…visits are always lovely when they happen but lets face it life gets in the way for all of us..so chillax hahahha πŸ™‚ have a great day sweets xx

  3. They are very beautiful, i have never seen them before. maybe they are tropical rain forest types and never see direct sun, may last longer in good shade? Good luck wit them, they are stunning!

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