Monday, November 5, 2012

Good and bad mews today

Well here is the good news, my first seedling baby to set a flower of all the seedling babies that I have. It was doing so well and showing so much promise. At First It looked like it was going to be pink then as it started to unfurl it looked like it was going to be stripped.

      The flowering plant and the others Amaryllis with flash unfolding Sowing the color

Oh and then it started to open it was beautiful and the color was Salmon on the inside, you can’t judge the color from outside of the petals, no stripes on this one.  So Salmon it is and in different light it almost looks orange. I was going to take some photos of the flower this morning when the unthinkable happened, the flower was almost fully open and I walked into the room and the flower stem was gone. I thought someone has stolen the flower when I was sleeping. I rubbed my eyes and took a closer look and saw that the flower and stem was hanging on a few threads, it brock clean off from the bulb. OMG what am I going to do now? well I thought for a moment and searched around in the kitchen for a glass. I cut the stem off so that the glass wouldn’t fall over then I started taking some photos after I had some breakfast so that I don’t fall over with low sugar since I injected insulin first thing before I saw the flower. Well I took some photos and they turned out quite nice. Here are a few more photos.

    Brocken clean off Fallen Amaryllis   

  In a glass in the window  Salmon Amaryllis seed baby copy

                      Pretty seedling flower in a glass copy

                      So there you have it my Seed baby’s first flower.

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  1. The color is simply beautiful!

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  2. What a lovely flower, and I am sorry that the flower head is separated from its bulb, but at least you got there in time to save the day and get some photos taken. Hope your blood sugar levels stayed in balance!

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    1. Yes My blood sugar levels are great, no problems there.

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  3. Salmon. I haven't seen such a color on these flowers again!!
    I hope, that the next growing will not end this way..

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    1. Thanks Monika, I will have to get a special stake to keep the stem from breaking as the flowers get heavier.

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  4. I like the flower in the glass best of all. Take care with the insulin and sugar levels, and I hope the next buds might survive longer. Cheers from Jean

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  5. Such a beautiful flower, and what a shame it broke off! I think you are very clever to raise this from a seed, I hope next years flowers are a bit stronger :) x

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    1. This happened to me a couple of times so I will have to get a special stake that will hold the stem and keep it from falling over.

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    1. I don't know what made it fall over but I don't think it was the wind, Adrian. :-)

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  7. Your Seed Baby's first flower is beautiful! What a lovely colour and how exciting waiting to see what colour it would prove to be too :)
    Hmm...Well Horst according to the translator at the top of this page your post is written in Romanian!! It thinks it should translate it for me!

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    1. Yes, that is a problem I tried to correct but no luck. One of Googles bright ideas.

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  8. Things did turn out well! Great photos!

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  9. Your baby has finally arrived. Oh I can only imagine your heart drop when you saw it broke off. At least you were able to save the bloom. It truly is a very beautiful and unique looking color. Oh it has been so long coming. Let's have a party to celebrate. Ok I know I am getting carried away. Just I really have been looking forward to see a bloom after watching the plants from seed grow. Thank you for sharing Horst and have a wonderful week. Hugs Carrie

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    1. Hi Carrie, if you ever come to Edmonton, let me know, I could give you a couple of plants. I think there will be a few variations with the color in the others seed babies. Hugs to you as well Carrie.

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  10. Horst, you photographed this beautiful flower so nicely. It is in its pick of beauty. You have to take a good care of yourself, Horst.

    The very last photograph is my favorite. It's simply perfect!!!!

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  11. Bellisimas las fotografias de esas hermosas flores, me encanta el colorido que tienen.
    Feliz semana Horst.
    Un abrazo

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    1. Hello Ceditas, the color is a mix of red and white and we got Salmon color. I wonder what the others will look like. Thank you Ceditas.

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  12. BEAUTIFUL photo's Horst....nice done.

    Greetings, Joop

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    1. Hello Joop, Thanks. Nice to here from you again.

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  13. it is beautiful Horst; well done growing that from seed. Such a joy to see it make it to this stage of glory. Shame about the snapping off. I had similarly with my November lilies; with strong winds snapping right off near the base like that, just when they were full of flower-heads. Rejoice, you got beautiful photos

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  14. Horst this is a beautiful flower and excellent shots of it... awesome thinking!

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  15. What a wonderful reward for all your patience and tending from all those years ago with the tiny seeds to this most beautiful bloom. We all really share your joy and pleased with your success. All was not lost with the stem break. I wonder if any others will appear soon.

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    1. Anne, I just noticed a flower pod sticking its head out from one of my Red Amaryllis bulbs.

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  16. I'm so glad you managed to save that flower long enough to take a picture, what a thing of beauty it is, ans such a beautiful colour, you really have 'green fingers' Horst.
    Now don't you go and let your blood get low on sugar, look after yourself, we can't have you falling over now can we? as there might not be anyone there to prop you in a glass to take a photo LOL XX hugs.

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    1. Arlene, the flower lasted a week in that glass. I guess I caught it quick enough before it got to limp with cell damage.

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  17. Beautiful baby the colours are lovely quick thinking Horst ..glad you managed a few brilliant shots.
    Sure do have green fingers Horst.
    Sheila x

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  18. What a beautiful color Horst,
    You did so well with this lily,
    I love it...
    hugs

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  19. Wow so many beautiful pictures of so many different beautiful flowers you have here since I was in here last :)
    hug

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  20. Sorry that it snapped off, I wonder why. It is a beautiful colour though, I found that they last quite well in water so long as they do not dry out first. Well done hope all your other flowers do as well. Have a good week Diane

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  21. What beautiful pictures, my pictures are so unprofessional! You are in Canada? I have never been there but my mom took a summer course at Toronto University and loved it. I am following you from Rome!

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    1. Hi Caramella, Yes, I live in Canada. I live about 3 to 4 thousand Kilometers west of Toronto. A long ways away. Western Canada is way different from central Canada (the people as well). I'm glad you like my photos and hope you come back to visit and comment lots.

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  22. At least you managed to save the flower and use it. I am sure you still got pleasure from it. It is beautiful.

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    1. Hi Friko, yes I was able to get a week out of the flower in a glass of water. I was amazed that it was able to last that long just in a glass of water. The Amaryllis is an amazing flower and also very beautiful. It also helps to keep the house cool (66F).

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  23. That is a beautiful color Horst. I wonder why it broke off like that? It's always awful when something like that happens. I have had a few occasions with my potted plants in which the stem broke for whatever reason. I suppose it simply was not sturdy as the others were while it was forming and the weight of the bloom was just too much.

    Gorgeous photos of it though. You have some beauties there.

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    1. Thank you Carole, I have had the stems break off before, but not to worry I have had much pleasure from the flower. The color was awesome, I wonder what the rest will look like. Have a great week Carole.

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  24. My dear friend Horst
    Many thanks for so wonderful wishes and comment!!!
    Your baby-flower is so lovely!!! Very nice color !!! Congratulations!!!
    Many greetings

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    1. Hi Magda, thank you, it is also very nice to hear from you again.

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  25. I like this post so much: these pictures are wonderful!
    What about following each other?
    Cosa mi metto???
    Vivi clothes giveaway!!

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    1. Thanks Fabrizia, Will have a look at your blog.

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  26. Absolutely the most beautiful I have ever seen. Isn't it fantastic that we have the means to hold it in a photograph for eternity? I don't know if you celebrate Thanksgiving there, if so, have a great one!

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    1. Thanks Laura, We celebrated Thanksgiving last month here in Canada. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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  27. Wow, wow, wow! That's beautiful! Happy thanksgiving! Those flowers are indeed worth giving thanks for :)

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  28. Thanks Lea, one of the things I have tried. I have a new flower starting to grow, it may bloom just before or at Christmas. This one is a red one.

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  29. Hi Horst! Just dropping again by to say that I really admire your flowers, especially the one on the last photo. It looks so delicately beautiful. You are indeed good in raising those wonders :)

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  30. Beautiful flower Horst. Did something bite off the stem during the night? I am glad you managed to get photos of it. Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and have a wonderful week.

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    1. Hi Jill, no, the weight of the flower broke the stem right at where it came out of the bulb. This was the very first time that it flowered. The stem is hallow and it was pinched at the bulb.

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  31. It is so beautiful pictures you take on these beautiful flowers :)

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  32. I can feel the pride of growing it from seed. It is beautiful Horst.
    Congrats!

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  33. Congratulations on your seed baby, Horst. It turned out so Beautiful. You truly have a green thumb or two, and a photographer's eye. Love the photos, especially the last one with the flower in the glass.
    Hope to find you well. Sorry it has been awhile since I visited. Thank you also for your visit. Nice hearing from you. Take care and have a great rest of the week.
    Dianne :)

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  34. So beautiful! I love your last photo, with the black background. Have a nice day! /Susanne

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  35. Hi Horst, thanks for dropping by and giving me some advice on my little blog problem, I did manage to send a reply, temperamental creature my PC. :-)

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    1. Hi Arlene, more than likely it is Blogger that is giving you the problem.

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  38. have a good & safe weekend my friend...
    hugs

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  39. Blessings.....
    It has been years. I trust you are indeed well and enjoying life. Your flower looks good.
    Just stopped in to say hello and to wish you a fabulous week

    stay blessed.

    p.s.

    Long days from SPACES this is Fabulicious Rhapsody from Rapping On A Melody (ROAM). Stop by when you have the time.

    peace.
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    1. Rhapsody,Glad you could stop by. Will have a new flower to show you in two weeks. Stop by then.

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