Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Big Surprise Today

Hello everyone, I got a big surprise today, I went into my flower room and had a good look at my Amaryllis plants that I propagated from seed. Low and behold I have my first flower pod from the seed babies, it was almost a shock. I took a photo for you to look at so you can’t say that I’m full of it. I am so thrilled, I wonder what color it will show us. Wow, I’m just so thrilled. So lets have a look.

       New pod

      So can you see the new flower pod? Well if you can’t I’ll give you a hint.

      It’s in the middle of the photo.

     So now I have another photo for you, my one and only Epiphyllum flower.

This was difficult to photograph as it is late in the day and not much light. The image was shot at a very slow shutter speed and hand held. Here it is.

                 Epephillum only one copy

42 comments:

  1. Both gorgeous. Congrats on your newest little one growing.

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  2. Wonderful news and great captures too!

    I wonder how long we'll have to wait before it reveals itself.

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    1. Hi Daniel, I think about 3 weeks maybe 4 week.

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  3. Amaryllis? Wow! They're really hard to grow. Great show!

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    1. Hi Red, I find they one of the easiest plants to grow. All you need to do is water and give them a little food and they reward you by flowering.

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  4. Well that's an excellent result.

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    1. Yes, very excellent, and a big surprise, I thought I would have to wait another year or more.

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  5. that is certainly looking promising Horst; well done! like the epiphyllum in flower too, really pretty

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  6. Hi Horst! Both photos are awesome. Congratulations on the flower pod! I hope you can also post some pictures of it when it opens. The second photo is lovely. I really love the color :)

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    1. Hi Lea, I will definitely be posting the flower when it opens.

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  7. Your patience has been rewarded, and the photos are superb, as ever.

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  8. Oh how lovely bet that was thrilling well done Horst , hope to see it when it opens.
    Best Wishes
    Sheila

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  9. And Horst you did a wonderful job even the shutter speed was slow. I love this beautiful flower very much. it's gentle and soft! Beautiful picture!!!

    All the best from me to you!

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  10. Horst not only is the Epiphyllum beautiful, you've captured it magnificently! Well done.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. WOW, that is so beautiful Horst. amazing

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  12. A lovely flower with a very nice color....good shots Horst.

    greetings from Holland, Joop

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    1. Hi Joop, and thanks for the great comment

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  13. Horst, congratulations for growing plants Amarylis. Beautiful flowers of other plants. It is a complete botanical garden. Greetings! Peter.

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  14. Horst, congratulations for growing plants Amarylis. Beautiful flowers of other plants. It is a complete botanical garden. Greetings! Peter.

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  15. How exciting Horst! And what a great surprise :) It looks lovely and healthy but how annoying lol that you have to wait so long to see what colour it will be sporting! I am very impressed with your new plant pot btw ;)Your Epiphyllum flower is beautiful!

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  16. I did not know you could grow amaryllis from seed, interesting and exciting. That Epiphyllum is fantastic, love it. Take care Diane

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    1. Hi Diane, I propagated 2 flowers and got about 100 seeds that were paper thin. I seeded about half and got about 50 plants maybe more. It was easy, to easy. If I ever do it again I will only plant 10 seeds. I got an Epiphyllum slip from a church then planted it and got a fantastic large plant after 10 years. It is getting old and a lot of leaves are dying off. So I will have to give it a hair cut and repott it again. Hopefully it will come back to life again.

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  17. Una belleza de flor y de fotografías!!!
    Ando muy atareada y mis visitas a mis blog favoritos no son tan frecuentes como me gustaria, y el tuyo lo es. Saludos desde Madrid, un abrazo.

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  18. Oh, that's such a lovely color, even in the dim light. A wonderful surprise.

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    1. Hi Laura, yes it was a very big surprise and wonderful as well.

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  19. Oh your baby is finally being born. LOL It is so neat to have been able to watch the progress of this plant. Your other flower is very beautiful as well. You really must have a green thumb for growing this amazing plants. I can see the love and how much you care about them. Have a wonderful week. Hugs Carrie

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    1. Carrie, We will see what color the bloom is in about 3 weeks maybe 4 weeks. I will take photos when it happens to show all of you.

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  20. And now you are the father of your newborn beautiful and rare flower...
    The love you have for those let them grow perfect!!

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  21. hey, Horst ... thank you for your comment ... never forgotten ... always loved ... cat.

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  22. Beautiful! Do you specialise in what we call ‘exotics’ over here and bedding plants for the garden?
    I have no exotics because I don’t have a greenhouse and my garden is full of hardy perennials, shrubs and trees. I only use bedding plants for pots.

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    1. No Frico, I have these plants because I love the blooms that they have (Very showy). I love all kinds of flowers.

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  23. Absolutely stupendous Horst, you have the magic touch with the flowers, I have awarded you a blog so plese go to my page and pick it up, your name will be on it. :-)

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  24. beautiful. It looks a bit like my moon flower that only comes out at night - except yours is pink.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. and have a wonderful week.

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  25. Heerlijk om zo de knoppen te zien uitkomen,en bloemen in deze tijd van het jaar zijn altijd extra welkom

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