Here Are Some Flowers

I wanted to say "Happy Valentine's Day, Here Are Some Flowers," but not everyone has a Valentine, and I prefer to celebrate Pink Triangle Day on 14 February.

So, whether you're celebrating Communist Martyr's Day, Valentine's Day, Pink Triangle Day, or you've been transported in time from ancient Rome and you are feasting during Lupercalia (in school, we were always really late celebrating Saturnalia, so we always had kind of a joint Nalia party, like President's Day), then here are some flowers to you from me.


Breynia disticha 'Roseo-Picta' has been blooming, it seems, for weeks--but it's not exactly noticeable. Each of those blossoms is just a fraction of a centimeter long!

I love Plectranthus, the entire genus. This particular one is 'Mona Lavender,' a lovely landscape and container plant that I've seen in many yards and at the US Botanic Garden. And I don't wonder why: it's constantly in bloom with huge spikes of tiny, architecturally interesting, colourful flowers that complement the purple shading under the dark green leaves very well.

Primulina 'Rachel' (formerly Chirita 'Rachel') has a coy flower--pinkish-lavender with yellow ridges leading insects into its tube to pollinate it, I'm sure.

I can't say this is the best photo I've ever taken of Primulina tamiana (formerly Chirita tamiana). Since I acquired it in September, it has quickly become one of my favourite plants--it blooms every few weeks, it seems, and sends up multiple spikes at one time, each with four flowers on it that open at different times. They are self-fertile--so you can get a ton of seed from them!

These Sinningia pusilla have a nice colour variation, wouldn't you say? Many are pure white or various shades of lavender--but these are soft lavender with stripes!

Not quite open, but a nice photo of tiny Saintpaulia 'Optimara Little Ottawa.' I can't wait to see what it looks like when it opens!

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2 Responses to Here Are Some Flowers

  1. A ton of Primulina tamiana seed, you say? Are you looking for ways to dispose of it?

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  2. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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