Winds in the East, mist coming in,— much like Bert sang it, right before Mary Poppins, well… popped in (pun fully intended).
Like somethin’ is brewin’ and bout to begin.
Can’t put me finger on what lies in store,
But I fear what’s to happen all happened before,”
That’s all to say, my flowerpots are getting greener and leafier and “buds-y.” This is my Cycas Revoluta getting bigger and bigger each year:
It was a gift in a teeny tiny pot when I first got it, but it now lies in a huge clay one. Next is my Bay Laurel tree. See all the new freshly-green leaves?
Here is my Hippeastrum Susan or Amaryllis all ready to pop:
The bud will grow into a lily-like trumpet-shaped flower and despite its exotic appearance, it is one of the easiest bulbs to cultivate. If you are interested in growing one, fret not, I recently found a comprehensive guide on how to plant, care and grow your Amaryllis on Happy DIY Home.
Last but not least, I present you with my rose shrub. I don’t really know, but I’m pretty sure it’s not a tree but a shrub species. It looks very much like a Floribunda, though I’m not at all sure what variety it might be. Heck, I didn’t even know there are like hundreds of rose species and each species has even more varieties/hybrids—it’s kinda crazy.
Tο μπαλκόνι μου είναι στις δόξες του αυτές τις μέρες: τα φυτά μου πρασινίζουν και απλώνονται –μερικές φορές τα φαντάζομαι σαν άνθρωπο που ξυπνάει και τεντώνεται– τα λουλούδια σκάνε μύτη και νομίζω πως μου κάνουν «τσα!» κι εγώ κάθε φορά που περνάω από το παράθυρο χαμογελάω…