I purchased a yellow Clivia miniata many years ago from Logee’s Greenhouse in Connecticut. It never bloomed, it got scale, it looked lousy, and yet I couldn’t quite part with it. This year, I put in the basement and left it for the winter with instructions to be watered once a month. When we returned the first of April, there was a bloom spike. Ta da!
Outside it is not so lovely. We are forecast to have freezing rain and possible icing today and tonight. The daffodils have buds on them so I will be out covering some of them with buckets so the weight of the ice doesn’t ruin them.
The Hepatica bloomed Friday when we had a warm interlude. I think I will cover them as well.
Ah, spring in New England. The roller coaster ride continues……..
Mine has bloomed only once in the last 5 years. I tried watering it very sparingly, but it refuses to bloom again.
Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!
Congratulations on your Clivia success! Sorry about your predicted winter-like weather. Come on warmer weather! Happy GBBD!
yellow clivias became trendy back when they were rare, but now the bright reddish orange ones are less common!
You have the best of both worlds – down south in the winter and up north in the summer, awesome! Plus you get to see so many different plants. Double awesome!
I do love surprises like that!