Friday, March 25

A VERY Out Of Season Flower

Imagine my surprise today as I lugged an overfilled basket of laundry down the stairs and was greeted by the scent of... this:


My silly, basement-banished brugmansia has just a few leaves that are only as long as my fingers... and yet it somehow mustered up the energy to kick out TWO blooms that are as long as my forearm!


Needless to say, I plucked them both very gently and will be on the lookout for any more that decide to appear before the brug makes its way back outside for the summer, in order to nip them at the bud stage.

Right now, though, I am enjoying their sweet, delicious smell as they sit perched among the houseplants in my dining room. Their perfume is no small tease on a very cold weekend in late March!

7 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Well for goodness sakes. What a delightful surprise! I can almost smell it. Doesn't it get your blood to boiling about spring?

Stratoz said...

imaging your surprise and smiling, smiling, smiling

Sissy said...

What a happy laundry surprise!!

Annie in Austin said...

Neither of my brugmansias bloomed last year so I'm extra jealous! Doesn't it make you wonder what triggered the flowers, Blackswamp Kim? Enjoy the scent!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Gail said...

Now that's a treat Kim! Happy Spring. gail

Kylee said...

Mine have been blooming off and on in the conservatory, but have kicked it up a notch recently, no doubt because of the longer daylight hours. In the evenings when I go out there, WOW...the fragrance is so wonderful!

joey said...

Surprises are a delight as I hope will be your spring. Happy April, dear Kim :)

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