Saturday, April 11, 2009

Multipetal Clivia




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Aren't I a beauty !!
I don't know what type of Clivia this is but it is very special to me.

My brother was given a little piece of this Clivia from a friend of his many years ago who is a Professor at Georgia Southern University it took about 3 years for his plant to bloom and from the moment I saw it I never stopped begging for a piece and he would just smile and say nope ... He was enjoying having something that mom & I didn't have. It was always a big thing when we visited with each other that the 3 of us would walk around and show off whatever was blooming. He would fuss up a storm if he found out that momma had given me even a seed if he didn't get one too .. lol . One afternoon last fall as I was leaving from a visit he walked me to my car and put this Clivia in the back. I was so surprised and thrilled .. I finally had a piece of my own! I brought it home knowing that it would be a few years before I would see any blooms but about a month ago I noticed a stalk coming up with buds on it and my heart went to my feet. All I could think of was oh how I wish I could show him, oh how I wish I could rub it in how quickly mine bloomed . I ran and got the phone and called my mom to tell her.
I made her go outside and check the piece he had given her and her's also had a stalk of buds.

This was one of those sweet sad moments I couldn't help but think this was a little gift from heaven. I have been checking everyday to see how many buds have open and today every single bud was wide open .. The bright orange flowers seemed to be screaming PARTY !!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bubba thank you for this beautiful gift !
love ya and miss ya bunches
hugs, Cherry

22 comments:

  1. What a nice gift from your brother, it's a beautiful bloom!

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  2. Your Clivia is lovely! What a wonderful gift to remind you of your brother.

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  3. God, I wonder! Thanks for this spend. A great day!

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  4. Cherry
    What a lovely clicia and beautiful story.

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  5. Beautiful... both the story and the flower.

    Have a great day,
    Jane

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  6. Yes, beautiful flower and story. Sweet memories.

    Have a wonderful Easter,
    Cameron

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  7. I just got one a few months ago, they are beautiful and the blooms lasts for awhile.

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  8. Hey Cherry girl ! ... now that is a beautiful flower .. I haven't seen one before. It is so nice to have a connection with it to your brother .. one of those nice squishy emotional moments eh ? LOL

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  9. What a lovely story, Cherry. I just got a clivia a few weeks ago because I've been besotted with them for quite a while, and others have fed my habit. You obviously share that besottedness.

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  10. What a hysterical family you have... loved the "rub it in"!
    The Clivia is beautiful.

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  11. A Clivia in bloom makes an enchanting gift.

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  12. A beautiful bloom,with many special memories for you to cherish.
    Jennifer

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  13. Oh so beautiful. Seeing the pics of southern gardeners sometimes make me regret living so far north. I suppose I could try growing one indoors but my houseplants don't call this place a 'Little Shop of Horrors' for nothing.

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  14. Oh Cherry, isn't it amazing how the Lord works when we need it most?

    How beautiful!

    Carla

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  15. Hi Cherry,
    I got chills when I read your post. I can't help but think it's a little gift from heaven, too;-) How very special to see the buds and your brother through them. That is certainly a gorgeous color too! Happy Spring;-)

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  16. beautiful, ive got to find one of these, ive just moved to charleston and raised orchids in florida for 23 yrs now i need a new favorite plant...come visit us
    kate

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  17. What a special gift from your brother. It is absolutely beautiful and such a wonderful gift to treasure. Thanks for sharing it with us. BFF Jill

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  18. Despite the fact that our gardens are 2000 miles apart, my Clivia was in bloom on the very same day! Thanks for sharing your wonderful story.

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  19. That such a gorgeous shade of orange.

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  20. No doubt your brother was reaching out to you sweetie, and in such a profound way.

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  21. I first saw this flame lily / clivia miniata at the Maymont Garden show in Richmond this Spring. It did not have a name tag so I did not know what it was.
    I then saw it at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens & learned its name. I've posted pix at least 2x on my blog.
    I REALLY want one as well. I've only seen it for sale once and it was a little more than I was willing to spend that day.
    Enjoy!

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hugs, Cherry

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