Two of my oxalis plants are blooming and at least one more has buds that are on the way. First up is Oxalis obtusa ‘Buttercup’.
Here’s a photo of the plant, back in November when it was still in the process of emerging from dormancy.
I used to keep the oxalis in my unheated porch, but had to move them into the basement under lights when pots started to freeze. It’s still chilly down there (they like some cold), but I think it was the lights that prompted this big wave of blooms.
I was saving this photo, taken last May, for a larger piece on growing broom (Genista lydia), but the greyness today has really brought my energy level down to barely subsistence level. I’m practically in a coma at my desk.
I need colour! And here it is.
I promise this will be my last amaryllis post of the season, if only because I am fresh out of blooming amaryllis to write about. Well, that’s not entirely true. The ‘Nymph’ (or ‘Sydney’ or who knows what anything is anymore since nearly all of my bulbs came misidentified) has a second stalk that will open in the next few days. I promise not to write about it unless it bursts open and spills out a fountain of loose change. Or talks.
Anything is possible at this point.
I know, I know. I’m kidding no one but myself. One day next week the light will hit the new bloom just so and within hours there will be a post. Apologies in advance.
Some of you complained that ‘Green Dragon’ wasn’t really green, it was more or less white with some hints of green in it. I disagree, it was green enough for me, but whatever… Let’s not fight about it. (p.s. You’re wrong.) Instead, I present to you ‘Evergreen’ a green flower that I think we can all safely agree is green.
All of us, that is, except Davin. I suspect he will read this post and try to argue that it is yellow.
I apologize for temporarily turning this site into You Grow Girl: The Amaryllis Story, but I promise you I have more posts on other topics on the go. Until then, as promised, here are a few photos of the ‘Green Dragon’ amaryllis.
And here are the flowers with red streaks down the centre of each petal. As previously mentioned, I don’t believe this is a bulb mix-up, but rather some kind of variation that occurred. I quite like it!
Back in November, I wrote about receiving a green amaryllis from a friend (it’s just starting to bloom) and mentioned another variety that I was coveting called ‘Green Dragon.’ Well, I went and bought that one, too. Or rather, I bought three.