Late this afternoon, I looked for the last of the summer flowers, and found this, the one bulb given to me by a very dear friend in Rotorua. Thank you Hec, this is so much treasured. No flowers last year, I thought it was lost. Suddenly, one stem, with many flowers to yet open.
Brunsvigia jospehinae, flowering in full sun and in a very hot dry summer, Perfect conditions this year, the flowers are not open yet, but this is one stunning bulb.
Courtesy of the internet, the photo below shows one in full bloom. This can have from 20 to 40 cerise-red trumpets about 3 inches long. Last time mine bloomed, there were 32!!!
I might be home in time to see the last bloom.
Further round was one Amaryllis, or Naked Lady.
The wagons are packed, I am all packed too, travel tomorrow will be long, about 5 hours, the last part is on a rough metal road.
Thank you all for words of encouragement, good wishes, and more. I will do my very best to enjoy the 3 room tent, the long drop toilet, a gas fired shower, and know for sure there will be some very restful days, in a quiet bush area in the Central North Island.
Cats, Home and Garden will be well taken care of while we are away, our lovely lady, and another couple will be here in residence!!!
3 weeks will soon fly by, and I will have lots of news to catch up on when I get internet connection again.
Quotation of the day, from Oscar Wilde
“ Keep love in your heart.
A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead”
Greetings from Jean