Monday, May 28, 2007

Hills Says Goodbye To Big Windowsills

I'm leaving my house soon, in a long and complicated story. I will lose my lovely windowsills and end up with one window which I believe doesn't get any direct sunlight. Me and my hoyas have loved it here, and we hope we can set up somewhere new with as much light (but maybe a bit more warmth!) very very soon.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Crazy Carnosa

My carnosa has started flowering from one of its many many peduncles (I got to eight and gave up counting!!) so, now because I have the carnosa in my lounge and the publicalyx in my bedroom, the house smells very sweet at night. It's quite pleasant. I thought it would be fun to compare the two flowers, so here we go...

The publicalyx is just bigger and curvier, plus the fur on the petals gives a really nice edge to the flowers.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A Little Story For You

(you'll have to excuse me, my mind sometimes works in strange ways, and this is what it came up with)

The hoya was ready. It was healthy, had plenty of food and lived in a humid environment. It produced big and beautiful buds, which were now ready to open.
It started opening its buds, peeking into the new world, in the morning, getting ready for the evening. As the day wore on the buds opened up fully and the hoya started to make nectar to entice its visitors.

By the end of the day it was ready. The hoya produced the sweetest smell and nectar to entice the moths to come its way and to take its pollen off to another hoya so that it could produce seeds.

But no moths came, because the plant was inside.