Around Cora’s Garden

I guess I’m in a writing slump, haven’t posted in a month. I thought I’d share some blooms from Cora’s garden. The weather has already warmed up. It feels like summer in the afternoons. I think it will bring us some beautiful flowers.

Anthuriums

Mom has tried a new potting technique with her anthuriums, recycling coffee filters and stuffing them in the pots. Not quite sure what it does, but it seems to be working as there are many blooms this year; several of them are pretty beautiful.

Geranium seeds from NJ

When I moved back to HI, I brought geranium seeds from my beloved plant. I finally got around to planting it. Only one of the seeds took, and it is enjoying the move. I got some blooms on it. The dark pink tipping around the petals isn’t as pronounced as in NJ. It could be the sun, although it does live under the greenhouse. They are still so beautiful and delicate and remind me of cherry blossoms.

Fav Pics: My Photogenic Geranium

Back in New Jersey, I had gangly geranium that was started from seed. My mom sprinkled seeds in a pot on one of her spring visits and to my surprise, I found a little seeding near the end of summer. Growing inside during the winter, gave its gangly-ness due to the filtered winter light. But for all its legginess, it produced the most beautiful blossoms. They look like cherry blossoms.

I just started a plant from the seeds from this geranium here in Hawaii. The blossoms aren’t as beautiful but I’m giving it time to come into its own.

Cora’s Garden: Blooms

I guess spring has sprung in Cora’s Garden. There are buds and bloom everywhere, especially on the phalaenopsis orchids (Moth orchid) that we save from the distress plant rack at our local Lowes. Now that I’m the official waterer, I get to see changes every day.

Distressed Phals with blooms
one of mom’s old pals

Besides the Phalaenopsis’ yearly blooms, the first amaryllis decide to bloom. there are three flower spikes. It shares the pot with another plant and I was so surprised it bloomed.

orange Amaryllis

The anthuriums are always blooming. This is still mom’s territory. I haven’t graduated from waterer, pot mover, and cleaner of dead leaves. She been trying something new out with used coffee filters. She puts them in the pot on top of the potting media. Not too sure what this is suppose to do. But the few pots that she tried it out on, are looking pretty healthy.

Another constant bloomer are the geraniums. They are from an original plant from my cousin L. That one is a giant plant. There are several other plants from cutting from the original. They are hardy plant, constant bloomers with light pink buds turn into dark pink blooms. I’m trying to start the pink cherry blooms plant I had in NJ with seeds. So far, not luck. It took several month to take when it was started in NJ. Original plant was from my sister’s old house in Elk Grove, CA. I’ll keep posted if get a plant.