Saturday, August 21, 2010

Water Hyacinth Bloom

Don't blink or you'll miss it. These pond plants bloom very quickly. I noticed a little green nub growing up from it, yesterday morning. I thought it was just another water hyacinth baby, since they reproduce with no provocation. By noon it was obvious it was a bud, as it had a bit of lavender at the top. When I uncovered the pond, this morning, it had split off into 4 distinct buds. And by this evening, those buds were open. I hurried to take a picture, since the flowers will probably fade as quickly as they appeared. Aren't they lovely?


Robin said...

They are beautiful. My next project here is to get my yard pond in. I don't know if I will make it this year . Time is getting short

luvewe said...

My pond is just a liner inside a whiskey barrel. But it's the perfect size for me. And I can easily cover it each night, to keep the raccoons out.