THE EVER FLOWERING ANTHURIUM

FOTD – May 20 – Anthurium flowering since 2019

I was thinking how long my orchids bloom when Owen pointed out that the anthurium have been continuously bloom for more than two years. They are not the kind of flower that draws attention. Even though it’s brightly red, it hides behind it’s own leaves. It’s graceful and not a raucous plant.



Categories: Anecdote

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  1. So that’s what they’re called!!! Whenever I’ve seen them they always look beautiful, and sturdy. Thanks for sharing.

    Pat

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  2. Beautiful flowers Marilyn. You controlled the sun light well too! 😀

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    • Thank you very much. That’s one of the hardest parts of shooting indoors — that blast of light from the windows against the shadowy house. I try not to take pictures until the sun has moved away from that window, but sometimes, it’s the morning and the flowers are calling to me. Today the flowers were really singing to my camera 🙂

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  3. Gorgeous, healthy plant! It obviously loves its situation!

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    • It’s the easiest plant in the world to take care of. Doesn’t require a lot of sun or a lot of watering or fertilizer. It just keeps growing and blooming. And I love the way it is shaped. It always looks “arranged.”

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  4. an excellent point, we often take these flowers for granted

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    • I have been into plants forever. In one of my houses, we had no curtains of drapes anywhere. Every window was covered with plants. I had hundreds of them. After that, I cut down. In Israel, all the plants lived outside on the terrace and in summer, it was delightful. I didn’t have many when we lived in Boston — there wasn’t the right light or windows and I was working a lot of hours. But once we moved out here, I had my few plants I brought from Boston, one of which had gotten so big I had to find a new home for it. It had it the ceiling and needed a house with a room for a 12 foot dracaena. That was some plant — and I’d had it from when it was a wee baby plant. Over time, people have just given me plants. In some cases, they were given to Garry — but no one who knows him believes for a minute that he is a gardening guy. Maybe the figured he’d just dump the plant when it stopped blooming. That’s how I got my first two orchids — they were birthday presents for Garry from his brother. The next two were from Garry to me.

      Plants collect. I also take pictures of them, so they fulfil multiple functions — as something to do AND as living art.

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