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A little bit special


A little bit special

My first ever pleione to come out and I have placed it in my tiny 'zen' garden so that you can see it. I have loved watching this fascinating and beautiful flower coming out.
Many many thanks to Bampy for sending me the bulbs.



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that is so pretty and so healthy, lucky you,

7 Mar, 2012

 

very lucky yorkie, it was a present!

7 Mar, 2012

 

Very pretty, like a delicate foxglove flower.

7 Mar, 2012

amy
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It is so pretty Sticki , I will have to put one on my ever growing wish list ... has it been outside all winter ?

7 Mar, 2012

 

That pic really is Zen :)))))

7 Mar, 2012

 

i love it gee!

no amy i have it on my windowsill right in front of the computer, which is in the kitchen so i look at it a lot. im not sure how it will get on in the warmer months??? the pleione has been upstairs in a cool but light window ~ no direct sun ~ it has only come in here so i can enjoy the flower!!!

when i first put the photo of this little garden on here someone said Zen and I think it is, i just love it, somehow it is calming!

7 Mar, 2012

 

That is uber cool Sticki!

Are you hooked on Pleiones now?

7 Mar, 2012

 

i carry it round to a different room if thats where i am ~ is that what you call hooked???? im so scared i will lose it!!!

im having trouble getting a good photo of it close up tho ~ what am i doing wrong? i would like all those jagged little teeth at the front crisp and in focus but i cant seem to get it.

7 Mar, 2012

 

Can you put some of your dud tries up, it would be easier to diagnose. Try a shot that's as wide as the leaves of the plant directly behind, then cropping to just the flower.

7 Mar, 2012

 

got to look at them on the computer, been taking a few more!!

7 Mar, 2012

 

WOW Sticki....hurray. That looks gorgeous.

7 Mar, 2012

 

That is certainly an indicator Sticki!

7 Mar, 2012

 

oooops meanie!!!

thanks alex, not doing so well with the close ups though!!

7 Mar, 2012

 

What a beautiful thing! And what a delight to have success with your first one.

7 Mar, 2012

 

I just magnified your photo Sticki..It should make a detailed picture of the flower if you do a rectangular crop. Take it to the two leaves either side of the flower.

7 Mar, 2012

 

thanks Oji ~ i havent had it long so the success is down to the great gardener who gave it to me!

i have done some close ups pimpernel, i will have a look soon. just dont seem as easy as you would think?

7 Mar, 2012

 

Yes , do carry on trying for a good Close up as well.

7 Mar, 2012

 

Macro Sticki and hold your breath. The amount of times I've been light headed ;o)}

7 Mar, 2012

 

This is so pretty, even those snails got up to it and just keeled over ; )

7 Mar, 2012

 

It's a lovely display - can it go out in the summer?

7 Mar, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

For cultivation I am sure Bampy can tell you all you need to know.

7 Mar, 2012

 

Oh WOW, how exciting!

7 Mar, 2012

 

very nice Sticki...

7 Mar, 2012

 

It's great Sticki . . . I love the idea of a tiny Zen garden!

7 Mar, 2012

 

Thank you everyone, such lovely comments, and likes, thank you!
Bampy has very kindly given me lots of instructions as well as the bulbs, Bjs, I owe him a very big thank you.
I have to follow the instructions now is the tricky bit meanie, from now on the roots grow and hopefully a new bulb will grow, I don't think it goes outside? I will have to check.

7 Mar, 2012

 

Mine were outdoors all summer. Three pseudobulbs became eleven full size pseudobulbs (the original three died off after flowering which is normal), plus many smaller babies!

7 Mar, 2012

 

That is excellent! I shall have to read my instructions carefully! I hadn't read much past the flowering!

7 Mar, 2012

 

Simply stunning :~

7 Mar, 2012

 

It's gorgeous Sticki :)

7 Mar, 2012

 

Thank you pixi and Scottish, I like the colours.

7 Mar, 2012

 

Yes, they are nice shades of pink Sticki

7 Mar, 2012

 

:-)

7 Mar, 2012

 

wow stunning , great picture 2 :))

8 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks Mark, I am enjoying it!!

8 Mar, 2012

 

Ooh that is magic Sticki....precious little gem!

9 Mar, 2012

 

thanks Janey thats exactly how I feel about it, just been trying to get a close up!!!??? i see why bampy calls them 'little imps' now!!!

9 Mar, 2012

 

Love your little garden and the flower is lovely.

12 Mar, 2012

 

Thank you Linda!

12 Mar, 2012

 

So much beauty in small plants

12 Mar, 2012

 

oh thank you tony, i love the little ones especially!

12 Mar, 2012



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