Drizzle and Dragons

Sunday. I decided not to work on work until later or tomorrow because my energy is feeling all the change. I slept in and woke up to delightful drizzle in my garden. I had 18 bloomers and one Premier – Heirloom Heaven. She was a bonus and she is supermini. Also, one of my most reliable fall bloomers. I know the season is starting to close-up for another year when I see her.

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Heirloom Heaven – 8.11

That said, I still have well over 100 buds – maybe close to 200. Last year, I had 18. So, the blog will continue.

I also had another one of my amaryllis bloom today – Double Dragon. Pretty color and shape. It makes me wonder about the real triggers for blooming because my bloom rate is better in the summer. I am considering leaving these guys out and just cutting water this year. Or, maybe leave them in the cellar until spring. I would have more room for other plants with plan B, but my bloom rate might be better with plan A.

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Double Dragon Amaryllis 8.11

I have also come to terms with the fact that I am burned out with my orchids. Oh, I still love them but work is requiring more energy than anticipated and I have come to dread orchid chores. So, if a few die off, that is OK. I decided to try air plants because they are more resilient to drought but still look good in glass, like my water culture orchids. I purchased a few to fill dead orchid areas. That should help my winter pass. It feels like fall today!

Air plants in glass

Air plant in macrame hanger

2 thoughts on “Drizzle and Dragons

  1. John Hric says:

    Ah the choices. I trimmed two of the lantana yesterday. I still move the lantana and the gardenia into the basement for winter. A bit of exercise I plan to continue for a few more years. I like that air plant. Other than the winter refugees we don’t keep house plants anymore. Except for a small orchid someone gave to my wife.

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    • coloradokiddaylilies says:

      I have too many house plants but my outside garden has months of rest. I move my cactus and succulents in and they go in the basement windows with supplemental light. I put my evergreen daylilies in the back porch. I have too many amaryllis. I get SAD and the plants and grow lights help.

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