Here's what's blooming in my garden today.
First up, remember when I mysteriously found some orchids in my car? Well, these were a part of that January 20th group, and they are still blooming! It's hard to see in this picture, but the tops of the pedicels, the part where the stem meets the flower, is sort of fuzzy and bumpy, so it's almost like having a fuzzy pet of a flower!
Okay, next, remember how the birds have been germinating things for me? Well, this is one of the sunflowers that resulted from that. It's not exactly what I was expecting, but it was a nice surprise when I walked outside today.
Here are my miniature rose pots. Can you tell it's been raining much? This has been more or less the constant state of these pots since about November. The one on the left has a small crack in it somewhere so manages to keep itself drained-I was actually surprised to find standing water in it today when I went out. The one on the right I have to empty out on a regular basis, but it's a small price to pay. I love my tiny roses, and they smell great too!
Speaking of things that smell great, let's move around to the front of the house and check out our pua kenikeni tree. You can see the newly-opened flowers, which are the light, creamy color, and an older orange flower. These flowers are extremely fragrant, and every year around May/June, we have a little old lady from down the street that comes to our gate to ask if she can pick some flowers off our tree to make lei for graduation.
Continuing through the front yard, our lime tree is in flower. I always check to see if these have any scent. They never do. But I always check.
Some chives that I inherited from a moving friend. They've been blooming faithfully in their pot for a couple of years now.