Monday, August 4, 2008

Samantha Blooms

This is Samantha, plant name unknown. I brought a cutting from my brother's place in B.C. years ago and in all these years my Samantha has bloomed twice, each time squirting out two tiny blooms.

As usual, she hibernated in the basement over the winter with precious little care, and in the spring she received fertilizer and final notice--produce or you go to the giant plant bone yard in the sky.

That got her attention and here she is, a dazzling lady.

I have no idea what her real name is, but my brother named his Samantha and I followed suit. In B.C., the things bloom profusely and they're as close to being orchids as you can find.

And here's another first--a ripe tomato.

All that rain we've been having apparently suits these inhabitants.

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