Category Archives: Mexican Flowers

Orchid: FOTD Oct 18, 2021

 

This is the first time I’ve ever been able to get an orchid plant to bloom again after its original flowers fade and drop off. For some reason they just seem not to want to survive in my proximity. Although I have lots of outdoor plants, this is my only indoor one, except for a few  succulents in small planters in the bathrooms. I bought this orchid at the annual orchid show in Mazamitla two years ago, along with a few others. It is the only one I kept inside and I attribute my success to the fact that I pretty much ignored it.

 

For Cee’s FOTD

Century Plant Abloom: FOTD Oct 17, 2021

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My Century Plant is an Agave Americana. It blooms every 10 to 20 years and then dies, but sends off offshoots which grow into new plants. In this case, it created two, each of which is now blooming at the same time. I think this plant  and its offshoots have bloomed more than twice in the 20 years I’ve been here but I may be wrong. I do remember it blooming at least once before. The blooms are about 8 inches in diameter and the honeybees and wasps love them!

For Cee’s Flower of the Day prompt

Lower Garden: FOTD Oct 16, 2021

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My extra lot that I’m developing down below is coming along. It’s my biggest collage to date!

For Cee’s FOTD