Tuesday, August 18, 2009

This one was HUGE!

Look at this epi (epiphyllum)! It was a HUGE bloom like I've never seen on an epi. I had put one of Daddy's epi pots at the base of the pineapple quava tree to keep it shaded until I could plant it better (the dirt was mostly washed out of the plastic container). But it thrived there with just a little watering. It has grown up into the tree and is shooting out branches (if that's what they are called) and over the fence. I've been watching this bud develop for several days and then boom! a great huge blossom - for one day! Glad I went back to take a picture before I left for work yesterday. Fun to enjoy and think of how much Daddy loved his garden.


Grammyzanne said...

That IS a big blossom. Such exotic flowers. Glad you caught this one at its prime. Epies (now what is the proper why to make epi plural?)certainly do have a tenacity to survive and reward with blossoms under most difficult circumstances. Maybe there is a lesson to be learned here.

Andrea said...

What a beautiful blossom! Whenever I see an Epie, Gardenia, or Orchid I am reminded of Grandpa. Seems like there's been a lot of things lately that have made me think of him.