Monday, February 2, 2009

Bright Spot

I have to give a shoutout to this hardy little cyclamen that's been brightening up the porch. I got this on November 11th, 2008 at a farm on the east end, in full bloom, and it's been in full bloom since then. And still looks like this, with new buds coming up. I think I'm lucky to be able to give it what it wants: Really bright but indirect light and very cool temps, fifty to sixty-five degrees. (The porch is cold in the winter.) Four bucks for this longlasting shot of color; I wish I remembered the name of the place. It was a farm, and they were selling cyclamen and poinsettias inside large temporary greenhouses. Gonna look for it next year.
As a matter of fact, I also bought a poinsettia there and that is also still blooming even though it was brought into the office, a fairly ghastly environment.

1 comment:

Neil J Murphy... said...

It's a shame that you only have one of these plants. Two of them would be nice, but we all know that cyclamates were banned years ago.