Wednesday, February 14, 2007


STRELITZIA (Bird of Paradise).

It's half open! And there are 3 more buds waiting in the wings. We are so excited.
I guess this means it will flower every year now....a St. Valentine's Day treat.

8 comments:

OldRoses said...

My mother had a Bird of Paradise plant for years but it never bloomed. She bought a plastic blossom and stuck it in the pot (she had to grow it as a houseplant in our climate) to show the plant what it was supposed to do!

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Yolanda Elizabet said...

Can't wait to see it fully open!

Today was a lovely day in the Netherlands very unlike yesterday when it rained all day long. How the weather with you? More normal now for Spain?

ladyluz said...

Yolanda. It's lovely just now and the rain will return on Saturday, it is said, hence the rotivators going like mad and the spreading of manure.

Stuart said...

These are the most exotic and exquisite flowers aren't they? They can just make a garden when they're in flower.

Nice photo BTW.

ladyluz said...

Old Roses. Many thanks for the lovely story. I have emailed you.

gail said...

Hi I love this picture its such a beautiful flower...oldroses I just love garden voices I come home from work everyday to read about all the neat gardening stuff people from all over are doing...keep up the good work...I garden to and teach my little ones at preschool how to garden...gail2656@yahoo.com

La Gringa said...

Hi Lady Luz. I have questions: How big is your plant and how long have you waited for blossoms? I have two plants, still very small, and I can't wait until they flower!

ladyluz said...

Hi La Gringa. I have emailed you with info and extra pics.

For anyone else interested: we bought this 1 metre high plant in May 2005 when it already had a flower. It continued to make new leaves but no blossoms until this year.