Friday, August 12, 2005

Friday Bloom Blogging

As the rest of my garden begins to wind down, here is one plant that is just coming into its glory.

I got this plant at an end-of-spring clearance sale; a couple of pale leaves on a spindly stalk; one step away from getting tossed into the Dumpster. I brought it home, replanted it, and waited. And waited. And waited. Unlike other tuberous begonias I've had, this plant suffered from a definite failure to thrive.

But I hung in there. And a couple of weeks ago, it suddenly perked up and started sprouting more leaves. And this week it began to bloom.

My redeemed, renewed tuberous begonia Posted by Picasa


J.C. Fisher said...

Awwww . . . it's just like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree! ("All it needed was a little love") :-D

LutheranChik said...

Did you say...A Charlie Brown Christmas?...

"Oh, no -- I've killed it!"

[LC dissolves into boo-hoos]

J.C. Fisher said...

(My CB line comes after yours: dry your eyes, Swee' Pea! *g*)

May I add, also, that your "tuberous begonia" LOOKS better than it sounds? ;-p

Wash Lady said...

Hey - pretty blooms you've got there. Not sure if you are aware of this tip but I use it all the time to keep my blooms beautiful. Instead of throwing away my eggshells, I squish them through the hole of a rinsed out milk jug filled with plain ole rainwater (tap water works well too) The shells release something into the water and I use that water to put on my flowering plants. They are beautiful - try it.