Reblooming!! 'Sweet Lilian', 'Jungle Star' and 'Flamingo Star'

lenanenNovember 27, 2012

Sure it's wonderful to see the newly acquired bulbs give a fantastic display of blooms but I think it's just as rewarding, if not even more, to get the older ones to blossom.

I've been excited and a bit nervous even to see the flowers; their color, the number of flowers etc. will tell if I have succeeded or failed in their care...

'Flamingo Star' was the first to open and so far so good; ok amount of flowers and they are of decent color -

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lenanen

Next was 'Sweet Lilian' and what a sweetie she is, I've been admiring her all day, every day, whenever it's possible -

In my opinion the flowers look even better now than a year ago when I got her...

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 9:19AM
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sun_worshiper(FL 9b)

Very beautiful. Such a great job photographing them too!

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 10:01AM
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lenanen

Sun Worshiper, thanks for looking and commenting, really appreciate it!!

I had a photo of 'Jungle Star' in the pipes so to speak but the system doesn't let me send it... well, I'll keep on trying...

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 10:10AM
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dondeldux

Wow Leena, they are really beautiful! I have a Lima in bloom but I don't have a Jungle Star...always wanted one but, Lima is a good second choice.

Your Sweet Lilian is really soft and beautiful. Yesterday I found a Sweet Lillian in a nursery so I'm really happy about that as long as it's not a mislabel...hope it looks as sweet as yours!

Donna

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 10:29AM
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jodik_gw

I adore Sweet Lilian! She is a real looker! Nice photos, Lena... thank you for sharing!

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 11:42AM
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lenanen

Thanks girls! :D I'm so happy to see these flowers, it feels really nice.

I hope I have better luck with Jungle Star tomorrow. I'll take new photos, hopefully the system will let me post them then. The flowers have just opened so they should still be in good form.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 2:13PM
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lenanen

Success, finally, today!
When I got home from work there was no time to change, I just grabbed the camera and Jungle Star and to the session in the veranda we went...
The weather was favourable too; I was able to catch the last rays of sunlight; there it is, November sun, at 3 pm, flickering in the photos!

This post was edited by lenanen on Thu, Nov 29, 12 at 12:38

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 10:05AM
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dondeldux

Leena,

Your Jungle star is beautiful, I've never seen one with so much green in it, I love it! It almost looks like another variety! And, your pictures are awesome as always....

Donna

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 1:28PM
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jodik_gw

Just gorgeous! You're quite the photographer, though it's easy when the subjects are so lovely! Nice! Thank you for sharing!

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 3:52PM
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lenanen

Thanks Donna and Jodik!

Donna I was surprised about the amount of green also. It was visible in the bud phase already. I have no explanation for this but I love it too!! - My Jungle Star is from Royal Colors, it came last year, or was it in the spring? Unfortunately they don't have it right now but Rio Negro they do (and I don't...)

Jodik, yes, they are truly inspirational subjects, I love photographing them. They make the long winter months almost tolerable... ( I hate it cold.)

This post was edited by lenanen on Sat, Dec 1, 12 at 12:31

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 7:59AM
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lenanen

Hooray, I've just discovered one more new flower scape! 'Santiago' is going to delight us with flowers this winter, how wonderful! She blossomed with three scapes last spring and I was expecting flowers only in summer if even then.

Next rebloomer to blossom will be 'Bogota'. I love Bogota. There's something so wild and fierce about it... I love it.

And after Bogota it will be Red Lion and Fairytale. :D

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 8:13AM
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jodik_gw

I'm not a cold weather person, either! I detest winter, with snow and ice, and wind that bites and seems to go right through you! Having lupus makes it worse for me... my joints and bones just can't handle it, and the older I get, the worse it seems. If it weren't for my little indoor garden, and my other hobbies, I don't know how I'd get through it!

I keep the thought in mind, though, that my lovely Lilacs and other outdoor garden plants require that cold dormancy in order to bloom in spring... and I do love spring!

Can't wait to see more photos!

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 2:40PM
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