My rose is about to bloom. I should have three new flowers any day now!
My spider lily is about to bloom. I should have bunches of new flowers any day now!
Ooh! I found one that is just starting to bloom. See how it has bunches of new flowers that will be bursting forth any day now?
Aside from that, I don't have much to show you that you haven't seen before. Instead, I am going to enlist a little help from my local Safeway, where I picked up this bouquet a couple days ago. Actually, they were two separate bouquets, but I thought all the oranges and corals of the "regular" bouquet would go nicely with the oranges in the tropical bouquet; and, I happen to think I was right! I particularly love the fiery yellow/orange of the gerbera daisies.
I also like the little green pine-coney flower behind the daisy. After doing a little research, I believe this might be Zingiber zerumbet or Pinecone Ginger-ha! At least I know my descriptive skills are up to par. This is also known as shampoo ginger because if you squeeze it, you get a milky substance out of it that you can use as shampoo. (You might have seen "Awapuhi" on a shampoo bottle and wondered what it is. Well, now you know!) Maybe I'll try it next time I wash my hair and let you know how it goes. That would mean taking it out of the bouquet though...so maybe not!
What do you think? Should I leave it in my arrangement or use it to wash my hair?
I didn't have too much going on in my yard today, but I bet if you go visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens, you can find lots of other stuff blooming on this March Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!