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BelleWood in Bloom

BelleWood in Bloom 2022

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July August September


Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Hybrid between Amaryllis belladona and a crinum, ×Amarcrinum display their
lilylike pink trumpets at summer's end, just before relocating into the greenhouse.

Late summer rain. I move the summer dry pots of Rhodophiala bifida out of the greenhouse.
Within a week they hurl themselves into bloom. Hysteranthous, leaves appear after flowers.


Sunday, 28 August 2022

Flowers of the West Wind, Zephyranthes candida, thrive in shallow standing water.

Monday, 22 August 2022

Canna 'Bengal Tiger' (or perhaps it is 'Pretoria') with
yellow striped leaves and pumpkin orange flowers.

Crinum ×powellii is a "primitive" bulb in that the flower stalk emerges not
from the center of the leaves but rather from the side of the pseudostem.


Tuesday, 12 July 2022

I think I remember four o'clocks from my childhood in Chicago. There were these sort of bushy plants that appeared each year. They had yellow and fuchsia streaky flowers that opened in the afternoon and closed the next morning. But that was a long time ago. Now I have

Mirabilis 'Alba' with white flowers and also

Mirabilis 'Orange Crush'.
Note: Interestingly, in early fall as the weather turns cool
the flowers of 'Orange Crush' instead open a lovely rosy pink.

M. longiflora is a species of four o'clock native to west Texas, Arizona, and Mexico.


Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Summer, and my Musa basjoo is awake from dormancy and actively growing.

UPDATE: 23 September 2022 And this is how the bananas look three months later!


Sunday, 15 May 2022

Thursday, 12 May 2022



Saturday, 23 April 2022

Wednesday, 13 April 2022


Sunday, 27 March 2022

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Thursday, 10 March 2022


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