The angle of the sunlight coming into the greenhouse yesterday afternoon was making everything glow. I grabbed the camera, and tried to capture it even though my glasses are “in the shop” (caught without a spare pair!) The orchid, which doesn’t have a label, often looks bedraggled quickly, but the blooms have been holding up for over a week. The maroon and greenish flower is Hippeastrum papilio, also known as Butterfly Amaryllis. Peeking in at the Pharmacy Greenhouse, the beautiful magenta daisy-like flower with a purple center is Osteospermum. A beautiful sunny treat for today’s “Cold Rain and Snow”.

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3 thoughts on “

  1. New Hampshire Garden Solutions

    I love that orchid! I’ve never seen that amaryllis and I can’t remember ever seeing angel wing begonia leaves quite so red.
    We call Osteospermum “African daisies here but they don’t do well. They refuse to bloom throughout the summer for some reason.
    I’d love to spend some time in that greenhouse. We used to have many of them in this area but now there isn’t a single one left.

  2. uribg Post author

    The Osteospermum do well outside here in the summer, better in a really hot summer.
    So sorry there are no greenhouses near you! It’s an amazing place to be in the dead of winter.

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