Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Unusual Blooms

Sometimes we get blooms when we least expect them. I have a cutting from a plant that was on my neighbor's front porch. It was broken off accidentally in her moving. So I stuck it in some soil with some root simulator, and we began to see this flower emerge. Does someone know what it might be?


My hubby took our large aloe plant into his shed to protect it from frost. Now it has this huge spikey bloom emerging. Here are a couple of pictures.


The closeup of one of the blooms looks to be about to open, so I'll post a picture when and if it does spread open. The shed is pretty warm in the afternoon, as it get sun through the window on the west side. It thinks it's in a green house!

I'll look forward to an identity on the orange flower. It's Ash Wednesday already, with Easter just six weeks away. Have a blessed day.

Linda Kay


26 comments:

biebkriebels said...

I don't know much about plants, but I just look at them and enjoy them. Hope someone else knows the name.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Plants give wonderful surprises at times! These are beautiful. Have a blessed day too, Linda Kay!

Lea said...

The fist bloom looks like a Kalanchoe.
There's lots of info in the Internet. Here's one source
http://www.krismers.com/Kalanchoe_care.pdf

I've never seen an Aloe bloom! Very interesting!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea

eileeninmd said...

Surprise blooms make me happy, lovely flowers. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Linda W. said...

I don't know what that flower is, but it's sure pretty!

Lin Floyd said...

ah spring is trying to bloom. love it!

rebecca haegele said...

Pretty blossoms. It's nice to think spring is coming!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I love the unusual bloom! It is simple but bold! I also love the aloe bloom. I loved those as a child growing up in far SE Texas.

Tom said...

you have a gift here

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

It's a pretty, subtle shade of orange. I like it too. Sorry I can't name flowers - wish I could.
Have a blessed day too, Linda Kay.

William Kendall said...

Whatever it is, it's pretty!

TexWisGirl said...

i think your earlier commenter might be right! i've had one of those before and couldn't remember the name, but kalanchoe sounds really familiar!

Elizabeth said...

Well geez, you've got quite the knack, haven't you? If I tried sticking a cutting in a pot and putting a plant in the shed, they would both be dead in a week!

Amy at love made my home said...

Your plant is a kalanchoe, they are also called flaming Katie. I love them, they grow anywhere and flower and flower and flower like mad! A great little rescue! xx

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Wonderful and surprising blooms! Those are the best kind! Enjoy your week and pretty flowers. x K

Mike said...

I see no one has won the name the plant contest yet.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I agree...it looks like a Kalanchoe. I used to have several pots of those when I lived in Texas. They are easy to grow and have pretty blooms. Hugs!

Revrunner said...

I've notice a lot of people finding a little color in their life. Must be mid-February.

Theresa said...

I don't do well with plants but an aloe plant is a great one to have on hand.

The Yum List said...

I dream of having a green thumb. :-)

Cranberry Morning said...

What a pretty flower! My aloe sent up a spike of buds last year, the first time ever in its long life. Unfortunately, they died rather than open. But the plant is fine otherwise.

Grantham Lynn said...

I though Kolanche of some kind too. We'll see. Cool plants.
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for coming by. Have a wonderful Thursday.

pattisjarrett said...

My first thought was Kalanchoe, also.

Wandering Wren said...

What a pretty little parting gift from your neighbour - it must be a good sign whatever it is!
Have a happy day.
Wren x

Margaret-whiteangel said...

How time flies, and yes, Ash Wednesday yesterday for us. Next thing we know it will be Easter.

Rory Bore said...

Someone has probably mentioned because they are quite popular in planter gift baskets, but it looks like a Kalanchoe plant. It's a type of succulent and quite sturdy - so not surprised you were able to root it and a bloom happened. It's a gorgeous colour. I see mostly white or yellow around here.
Nature always find her way, doesn't she? :)

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