I missed yesterday again, but as with the post I did this morning, I'm still pretending that it's Friday. Otherwise I'll never get to play along with the other Flaunt your Flower participants over at Tootsie Time!
I don't have a lot blooming, but I do have two new bougainvilleas that I added to the collection. The first is another 'Torch' bougainvillea. This one had the name 'Pixie' something or other, but the one I've had for years was sold as a 'Torch'. It's different than the normal ones becuase it grows tall and then sends its branches outward and both the leaves and blooms are much smaller. When I saw this one, I thought, "If one is good, then two must be better!" Besides, I've had mine for a number of years and each winter I worry that she might not come back. Another thing, in the years that I've had mine, I have not seen another one. That was an additional selling point, who knows when I would find another one!
The other one is an orangish/pinkish color and I wasn't sure I had this one, but I needed it just in case.
My 'Vick's Plant' that my BNF, Amy, gave me is shooting out a lovely lavender bloom too. For some reason this plant is really difficult for me, so I'm on my third or fourth go round with it. It's a good thing she's right across the street and her plant is huge!!
A late blooming Christmas Cactus is my last flower for today. I'm not sure why, but once she bloomed that first year, she always blooms closer to Easter now...weird.