Thursday, July 30, 2009

When my mom died, in October 2007, there were lots of living plants from lots of wonderful people!! One plant in particular caught my eye, and I brought it home to my dad's until I returned back to my house. Well, I guess once at dad's house, it caught his eye and he decided to split the plant in half... he got a beautiful healthy portion, while I got a branch, a leafless branch!! I didn't want to say anything, but I was honestly heart broken at the time. I am not any longer! This has turned into a funny little competition between us!
Over the last year and a half, his plant has grown and produced some wonderful flowers, 10 sometimes 15 at a time, while mine has produced a leaf... sometimes 2!! He always calls me to razz me about his gorgeous plant, and we get a good laugh when he asks how my branch is doing!

Well, I am soo happy to say that TODAY, MY PLANT FLOWERED!!!!
A big pink-red blossom with about 8 more on the way!!! YEAH!!!!!!
I can't wait to rub it in, I mean, tell my dad!

For the life of me I can't remember the name of this plant.. Cheryl I know you know!!

We are off to Shediac for the long weekend! Lots of pics when we get back.



6 comments:

Trail said...

Oh yeah... I know that plant (not the name!) When papa goes away we look after it for him. The flowers are so pretty!

C said...

yeah!!!! it is a hibiscus
Mom is smiling on you
{snif snif}
LOVE you
MISS MOM
C

geminirn said...

Beautiful......have a great time in Shediac!!!

Sampsons said...

Congrats on the flower!!! It's beautiful.
Krista, sorry for airing private comments on your public board, but Cheryl - thanks for your note on our blog, it was very nice to hear from you again - Julie has asked if we hear from "the sisters" :D I appreciated the story and the support! Feel free to drop a hello any time you're there! and thanks for checking in!
N

tiffany said...

Its beautiful and you earned those blooms! It needed your love and care.

Just Us Girls said...

What a beautiful Flower!!!... <3