A surprise

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!

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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.

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Ah, spring in New England.  The roller coaster ride continues……..

 

 

5 thoughts on “A surprise

  1. Congratulations on your Clivia success! Sorry about your predicted winter-like weather. Come on warmer weather! Happy GBBD!

  2. 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!

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