In this neck of the woods, winter is still holding its grip on everything outdoors. It will be March before anything is flowering out there. Even so, there’s still a nice variety of flowers to photograph inside.
This Pink Star Christmas cactus plant is not very big yet, but its later blooming habit makes it a welcome addition to my collection. Perhaps we should call it the After Christmas cactus?
Another late-bloomer is this Red Pearl Amaryllis. The first blooms are just past their peak as the second flower stalk is now starting to open. Amaryllis are also fairly variable as to blooming time, which make them a great plant for extending indoor color.
And finally, we have a plant that in my opinion smells better than it looks – not that it looks all that bad, mind you. This is my third pot of paperwhite Narcissus to bloom this winter, and even though they are in my basement light garden the aroma is wafting up nicely into the first floor living area. I think they are challenging to photograph, given the mostly white blooms and lack of contrast. Of course I’m growing them for the powerful scent, which can’t be captured anyway!
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