Islandmomma

Exploring the Stories of the Islands and the Freedoms of Third Age

The Estrelitzia

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Well, just because I downloaded this picture by mistake I will tell you that the estrelitzia, also know as the bird of paradise flower, has a little secret, which I didn’t know for years and years.  These exotic plants, which symbolize our gorgeous sub-tropical climate here have two lives.  Once the primary flower is wilted and begining to dry up, tease it gently out of its bed in the “head” of the “bird”, and then even more gently coax out the second flower, which is hiding underneath.  It won’t be quite so bright and gaudy as the first one, but it will give your display longer life.

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Author: IslandMomma

Exploring island life and the freedoms of Third Age: Challenging myself every day: writing, traveling, snapping pix, running & teaching ESL

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