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The Christmas gift

Aleyna

By Aleyna


The Christmas gift (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)

Last night the Queen bloomed. A nice fragrance invaded the balcony. This early morning I woke up to take a picture before it closes. Photo taken from my "balcony garden", 09/12/2012



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sniff nice scent!!!

9 Dec, 2012

 

LOL! It was :)

9 Dec, 2012

 

And isn't she just stunning Aleyna, and well worth waiting for, a gorgeous gift!

9 Dec, 2012

 

Yes Janey, I am so happy :)
Thanks for your comment :)

9 Dec, 2012

 

Beautiful... I've added to GoYpedia :o)

10 Dec, 2012

 

awwwww... thanks TT :o)

11 Dec, 2012

 

Wow..that's gorgeous!

11 Dec, 2012

 

Thanks Sara. :o)

12 Dec, 2012

 

That's wonderful Aleyna :o)

12 Dec, 2012

 

Thanks HO HO HO Hywell ;)

12 Dec, 2012

 

lol :D

12 Dec, 2012

 

Lovely looking flower, what is its scent like?

14 Dec, 2012

 

HI Balcony, my special GOY friend .... we are both "balcony" gardners :)
It has a scent similar to "lirio do brejo" (Hedychium coronarium), but way lighter.....
Pity it just stands for a night.

14 Dec, 2012

 

I looked up the Hedychium coronarium & it seems in some countries it's considered a weed! In Cuba it grows wild in a mountainous area. It also seems that the Cuban ladies used to like it a lot. They don't say if it is still very popular today. The ladies used to love its scent & it is know as the "White Ginger Lily"

16 Dec, 2012

 

You are right! The Hedychium coronarium is a weed, on wet places.... grows wild covering huge areas... its fragrance is very caracteristic.
Also here in Brazil it is called white ginger lily or marsh lily... the african descendants call it "Jasmim do Cabo" ... (Cape Jasmin).

17 Dec, 2012

 

That is stunning. I'm a balcony gardener. I can't wait for Spring to come. So I can get going, I've already started seeding.

24 Jan, 2013

 

Hey Maria... welcome to the balcony gardeners :)
I'll right now check your pictures!!!

24 Jan, 2013

 

Thank you. This Website is very nice. I joined yesterday and found it very friendly; and helpful

24 Jan, 2013

 

Yes, I agree 100%!
GOY is a very friendly group, they forgive all my english mistakes :)

25 Jan, 2013

 

Haha, I like that.
Do you sow your own seeds? I don’t have much luck with Busy Lizzie. Could you help me?

25 Jan, 2013

 

Hi there Maria,
Busy Lizzies (impatients, right) are like weed here, it grows everywhere.
This is what I found about it:"Sow seeds 10 to 12 weeks before the last frost date. Germination takes 10 to 20 days at 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a sterile soil mix, because young impatiens seedlings are subject to damping off."
I hope it will help :)

25 Jan, 2013

 

Hi & welcome to GoY, Mariamasom! :-)) Like you & Aleyna I garden on a balcony as well. My wife & I have been living in this block of flats, on the groundfloor, for over 11 years now.

I've uploaded 100s of photos of my balcony over the last few years! I say "my balcony" because my wife seldom goes out there! I do all the gardening, occasionally growing flowers for her that she suggests, she is Spanish & she loves Carnations. I always have some pots of them growing on the balcony especially for her - although they are a plant I like very much, too!

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your balcony pics during the year. :-))

27 Jan, 2013

 

Wohoooo the balcony GOY group is growing up :)

27 Jan, 2013

 

More, more! We need more people who garden on balconies to sign up & post here alongside us!

2 Feb, 2013

 

LOL!! I agree 100% :)

4 Feb, 2013

 

:-))

4 Feb, 2013

 

That's a gorgeous Epiphyllum oxypetalum! I have one which is growing crazy! It's getting very tall and large. It was a small cutting from my former neighbor a couple of years ago.

Was this photo taken in the morning? Typically, they bloom at night.

9 Mar, 2013

 

Yes Delonix, It bloomed at night, I took the picture righ before it closed.

19 Mar, 2013

 

I can't wait until my plant blooms! :>)

19 Mar, 2013

 

I found another bud this morning :)

20 Mar, 2013

 

That's great! My plants blooms off-and-on, also.

20 Mar, 2013

 

Hopefully I'll see this one. The last one this year hubby took the picture. I was 80miles away teaching ... grrrr

21 Mar, 2013

 

The flowers typically are fully open around midnight.

21 Mar, 2013



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