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?