Category Archives: Mexican Flowers

Century Plant in Pre-bloom: Flower of the Day, Aug 17, 2017

 Is this the largest stalk of asparagus in the world? Click on first photo to enlarge all.

 

Nah, it’s the great granddaughter of the first century plant I planted here 16 years ago. After it blooms (this is its blooming stalk) it dies and a new one grows up in its place. Sources say it takes 10 to 20 years for it to bloom but I remember at least three blooms since I’ve been here, the last one much more recent than 10 years.

For Cee’s Daily Flower Prompt.

Don’t Pick the Daisies

See poem below flower collage. (All photos by jdb. Please click on first photo to enlarge all.)

Don’t Pick the Daisies

Please leave those daisies in their wrapper.
I find them just too pert and dapper.
I prefer a floral decoration
prone to promote excitation.
I’d choose something a little queer
to be used as a boutonniere.
Yes, I agree, daisies are cute
but aren’t held in good repute
for inclusion in bouquets exotic.
They aren’t sufficiently chaotic.
All their little petals are spread
in order. They are too well-bred.
I like my flowers with frisky sproutings,
curling ‘rounds and sticking-outings––
birds of paradise well hung
with orange feathers and bright blue tongue.
I admit, I am a binger
on passionflower and wild ginger,
on orchid and bromeliad.
Daisies I find a little sad––
too Doris Day and sixtyish.
A bit of odd is what I wish
for when I choose to pick a flower
for an arrangement or a bower.
Give me heliconia,
proteus or begonia.
For an occasion that is formal,
daisies, dear, are just too normal.

For my mother Pat who liked her food plain and her flowers exotic. XOXOXO

This poem and floral collage were prompted by an earlier post in answer to Cee’s Flower of the Day prompt.

New Kid on the Block: Hibiscus, Flower of the Day, Aug 12, 2017

This is my last hibiscus purchased. It seems to like its spot in the planter formerly planted with cilantro. The cilantro didn’t thrive, so next occupant! This is another very large bloom:

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 For Cee’s Flower Prompt.

Gerber Twins: Flower of the Day, Aug 11, 2017

 

I promised Simret I’d show both of these flowers together that I showed formerly individually in macros. Here they are, Janet.  Bread wasn’t the only fresh thing found in the panaderia on the day I snapped these photos.


 

For Cee’s Flower Prompt.