Earrings and Surprises: Flower of the Day, Sep 24, 2018

When Pasiano went to the vivero for more soil for my new pots, I asked him to choose two plants for the pots we’d put at the entrance to my house and to just surprise me. These are the plants he bought. Yolanda says the red and white one is an “aretes” plant, which means earrings–I guess because the red hangs down from the white.Through research, I’ve determined that the arete plant (actually, earrings of the queen) is a variety of fuchsia and the other plant is a hydrangea.  Mystery solved. They are the only white flowers in my garden.  A surprise that the Americano chooses all the bright colors and the Mexicano chose white, albeit with a little splash of blue or red in the center. 

 

For Cee’s Flower of the Day prompt.

4 thoughts on “Earrings and Surprises: Flower of the Day, Sep 24, 2018

      1. slmret

        Before getting to your explanation of the earrings of the queen, I had actually thought that it might be iin the fuchsia family. It’s a lovely flower!

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