It’s back and beautiful!
This was taken last evening, when I first spotted the potential bloom:
By the time I got home from work, it was folded in and silent – but there are two more buds ready for the morning, I can tell!
I’m so fascinated with this plant. It seems such a shame that the flower lasts only one day, but it is entirely amazing how fast the buds come into flower. This thing should be studied for potential growth-hormone benefits.
Oh! I collected seeds last year, and they sprouted like mad things. While the babies are only a few inches tall this year, I have hopes for next year! I might dig up my whole front patch of garden and plant these instead, I love them so! Can you imagine a field (okay a tiny field) of these in bloom? Wow!
Here’s the question on my mind, though – I get these beauties for just one day, and of course I take photos. Do you want to see these every damn day? Maybe I could do a weekly post – tigridia Tuesday or some such? Whatchoo think?
That’s a pretty amazing flower. Only one day? Talk about beauty fading quickly.
A whole field of them would be movie set magic.
Pictures OK with me…but if you are planning to use the same one and pass it off as a new one then sneaking off and to have fun instead of slavishly posting like the rest of us….(Giggles – just kidding!…but maybe an idea – wonder what flowers are still alive outside here…..)
My version of a heat wave is today – it was 22.5c or 72.5f! It was humid and warmweird 🙂 Massive thunderstorms (a rarity) rolling in tonight supposedly. Battened down the hatches as best I could!
I say go for it, I don’t think I have seen them before!
They are native to South America so I’m pleasantly surprised that they don’t mind my wet cool climate.
Thank you! I’m so glad they survived and bloomed again.
They’re beautiful and we hope to see many more. Do you have varied colours too?
Some are lighter or darker pink, and some are yellow. Two more this morning as predicted! 💚