Friday, June 17, 2016

Unexpected in June

hippeastrum, naranja, amaryllis, summer, desert garden, small sunny garden, amy myers, photography
As I was going around taking photos for Bloom Day, I discovered an unexpected bud.
hippeastrum, naranja, amaryllis, summer, desert garden, small sunny garden, amy myers, photography
Hippeastrum "Naranja" outdid itself last Christmas with two enormous heads of bloom.  When it was finished flowering, I planted it out in the garden.  I certainly was surprised to see it ready to have another go at blooming.  In this weather, too...

By yesterday the first bud was breaking open.  This morning two blooms are open.
hippeastrum, naranja, amaryllis, summer, desert garden, small sunny garden, amy myers, photography
It makes an interesting match with its near neighbor, Penstemon pseudospectabilis.  I didn't expect P. p. to still have flowers this time of year either!
hippeastrum, naranja, amaryllis, summer, desert garden, small sunny garden, amy myers, photography
Quite a dash of color!
hippeastrum, naranja, amaryllis, summer, desert garden, small sunny garden, amy myers, photography
Weather Diary: Fair and hot; High: 103 F (39 C)/Low: 70 F (21 C); Humidity: 5%-29%

8 comments:

  1. υπεροχα χρωματα!!!!! ληψη!!!!!
    ευχες για ομορφο σαββατοκυριακο!!!!!
    αγγελικη

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    1. Thank you so much dear Aggeliki!!! Very happy you enjoyed these!! Happy Sunday!!! :)

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    1. Exactly! Five or six buds - this has been a very vigorous variety!

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  3. I love it Amy. The colour contrast is dramatic to say the least.

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    1. Thanks so much, Angie! The colours work better than one might expect... ;-) And I'm not arguing with any garden plant that wants to put out that kind of bloom!

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  4. Isn't that fantastic?! It's amazing that it decided to bloom again so soon after being planted out and I love the combination with the Penstemon!

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    1. That was such a wild combination, wasn't it? I confess to plonking that Amaryllis in without any planning, so I'm feeling very lucky with the results, especially the fact that it is happy enough there to rebloom so quickly...

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