Saturday, January 20, 2007

Buttercup Aloha

I did manage to pot up some Big Leaf Green Ti and Red Ti Leaf cuttings that I should not have brought home. The last thing I need to be doing is growing more plants. They root fast and they are quick sellers so I couldn't resist picking them out of a pile of rubbish.

I did toss out four flats of totally neglected English Ivy and four flats of Scilla Lily, Ledebouria socialis. I saved what was left of the Scilla Lily to repot. It is just so hard to throw the stuff away.

I did get some work done today while I was learning how to shoot video, upload it to YouTube and then put it on my blog.

As the day was ending and the sun was getting low in the sky I could not help but notice the one blooming branch left on my poor beheaded Buttercup Tree shining in the fading sun light. This will be the last time maybe that I get to see this beautiful flower upclose and personal. The deep blue and very clean Hawaiian skies that frame this golden yellow flower have an intensity that reaches deep inside.

On future cold and grey January days I can come back and feel a Golden Buttercup filled breeze.


christin m p in massachusetts said...

Yes, the deep blue Hawaiian sky and the rich gold color of the Buttercup Tree flower do complement each other beautifully.

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

I am going to have to see if I can find a yellow spring blooming tree for NC.

Pam/Digging said...

Lady Banksia rose will grow as big as a tree, and its flowers look somewhat like your buttercup tree's.

chuck b. said...

It's official; you're a vlogger!

You should play us some Iz and Don Ho in the background.

I love Lady Banks rose...tho' it only blooms for a short period. Very cottagey.