Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Mystery Flower

Okay, so my 2 tests are over....my paper is almost finished...and the project is just waiting for the rest of my group's input...
What's left: 2 finals (May 5 & 9), and 2 chapters of my thesis (due by the end of May).

What kind of flowers are these? (I guess I could google it, but I just don't feel like it.) They grow in this big bush with long/tall, thin leaves. When I first cut this there was just the one bloom & 2 buds. The 2 buds opened up by the next day, now all 3 have wilted (petals curl up & still look pretty), and 3 more buds have popped up. This is like the cut flower that will never die. And, amazingly, the cats have not attempted to eat it yet! (I cannot keep houseplants because the cats eat them all!)
Nothing exciting going on. We went swimming at our trailer park swimming hole and I got a real nice tan. We bought a nice coffee maker that does espressos and lattes (Do any of y'all have tips on how to correctly foam milk?), and makes a terrific cup of coffee.
Well, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel & need to get this paper finished.


At 8:21 AM, Blogger Mon 's valuable input...

This is my speci-al-ity, being that I work in the horticulture industry. I do not have a degree though, so don't shoot me if I'm wrong. But it looks like an iris to me!

At 9:45 AM, Blogger ccw 's valuable input...

It's a pretty flower. Sorry, I am no help, but it does look like an iris or something in that family.

Use skim milk for foam.

At 6:56 AM, Blogger Gary 's valuable input...

I think you are making me want a nice espresso or a latte.

Have a nice weekend.

At 1:16 PM, Blogger MrsGreenThumb 's valuable input...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. The yellow flowers are Dutch iris, they grow from bulbs as opposed to German iris which grow from rhizomes. They are really nice and will multiply over time. I used to love bulbs when I lived in a cooler climate. In Miss. you could plant some freesias this fall. They make a nice spring flower and are fragrant.
As to your cactus, use a sharp knife and cut off the dead, yucky looking stuff. If you want to take cuttings, cut off a healthy pad and sit it in a non-sunny spot for about 10 days to callus over, then plant it in some cactus mix. That doesn't have too much organic matter. Water about once a week. If you overwater cactus, they rot. Most plants will tell you if they need water. Post a picture and I will be able to tell you more.


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