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MY PRIDE AND JOY

By Tish1    
Thank you so much for your support of my previous image 'SIX FEET OF SEPERATION'

I am just so excited, you can tell the lockdown has got to me, I couldn't wait to upload these, and can't wait for it to fully bloom. I purchased this Calla Lilly, which of course isn't a true lilly but I don't care, late last year looking worse for wear and it was cheap. I'm from Yorkshire, what can I say Grin Anyway, I thought I had killed it and decided to use the pot for another plant only to discover some shoots on the what do ya ma call it that it grows from. So I went to the University of YouTube and discovered that these plants go into domancy. I over wintered it as instructed and tentatively split it into three plants, re potted and prayed a lot, expecting very little.

So the shoots started to appear and lots of gynormous leaves, much larger than the original plant. I really didn't expect any flowers this year, so imagine my delight when I got up one morning a found a tiny little bud, of a very strange colour, The original flowers were a very pale pink, more white than pink, the pink was more around the edges of the bloom and the base. Hence I assumed my tiny little bud would lighten, but no. So I am guessing Grand Ma Ma was originally this purple colour while Grand Pa Pa was not listed on the birth certificate.

I only have the one flower from these three plants that were originally one, but I am so impressed with myself; it will be interesting to see if the other two flower and more importantly, what colour they will be.

Anyway, since I have nothing else to upload you lot have been stuck with these GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Flower Flowers and plants Flowers and plants Calla lily Pot plant

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Comments


23 Apr 2020 5:00PM
A lovely set, Tish.SmileSmile
Stay safe,
Mike
sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2020 5:03PM
Beautiful I bet it'll be stunning when itís in full bloom
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2020 5:08PM
Nature holds some lovely surprises for us. Sometimes I find that untended flowers do better than my molly-coddled lot, but your tlc proved worthwhile. A gorgeous deep colour (it somehow looks knittedSmileSmile).
Tish1 Plus
9 32 5 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2020 5:10PM

Quote:Nature holds some lovely surprises for us. Sometimes I find that untended flowers do better than my molly-coddled lot, but your tlc proved worthwhile. A gorgeous deep colour (it somehow looks knittedSmileSmile).


I knitted it myself this morning GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin thought I might crochet the next one GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
dimalexa 5 5 Greece
23 Apr 2020 5:25PM
Too strange color, but very beautiful flower. Wonderful images!
Dimitris
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2020 5:27PM
What a beauty !! Wonderful subject and such stunning images...
Isabel GrinGrin
Macro at its best, very top picy.

Cheers

Pete
23 Apr 2020 6:21PM
Beautiful set Tish,
Fred.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2020 6:22PM
Lovely image of the bargain beauty.
23 Apr 2020 8:59PM
Excellent, Tish - I think I would benefit from a bit of 'over wintering'!!SmileSmile
Mind you, I don't think I fancy being split into three!!
A superb set.
I hope you are well, ower kid!
Stay safe,
RichardSmile
Yogendra 18 22 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2020 9:04PM
Wonderful set...
capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2020 10:29PM
An unusual colour, well taken.Smile
ivor
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
23 Apr 2020 11:03PM
Very lovely and well composed image.
Joan









very lovely
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
24 Apr 2020 1:21PM
It's very lovely Tish, and three fine close-ups here, think V2 may just be my fave 👍
Take care and stay well,
Trev 😀
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
26 Apr 2020 3:02AM
Wow, Tish. This is the perfect botanical. Nicely done.
-=\Walter
27 Apr 2020 12:27PM
These are very tricky plants you have done so well to get it to bloom again. Debs
29 Apr 2020 2:47AM
Three terrific photos, Tish. Nature may be smarter than we are.

Peter
3 May 2020 3:30PM
Very well composed images.

Val

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