Monday, 19 October 2009

My Clivia

When my brother Malcolm and his family moved to New Zealand I asked them what they were going to do with all their lovely pot plants. He said that I could have them if I wanted and one of them was this Clivia. He explained that it flowered once a year (I think that is what I was told). I found a spot on our front verandah and a few weeks ago noticed another stalk emerging. As it grew, I realised that it was going to be a flower. Just as it was due to flower, my dog Zippa knocked it right out of the leaves as she tried to jump against the wall to bark at the dog that gets into the pan handle property next to us. I move the container around and watched the plants flower. They really are lovely plants and I think I need to get some more planted in my garden in groups as they really do make a lovely show.

While these ones that have flowered are slowly dying off, there is still one that needs to flower, so I will still have a bit more pleasure in watching it grace my garden.
Flower power signing off ...

1 comment:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is a beautiful flower and definitely very different to the orange Clivia flowers I know and use to plant in our Pretoria garden, years ago. Are yo sure this is a Clivia? Enjoy the vibrant colours of nature.