This abutilon was featured in my first Bloom Day post almost a year ago. It is in bloom nearly every month of the year and a pleasure every day. I was so happy to discover May Dreams Gardens and Carol’s generous community of bloomers. I was a new blogger and it was my first experience of community and help with a new enterprise.
My large Christmas cactus which was so maginificent a few days ago is starting to look a bit bedraggled, but this smaller plant, which was living in a much cooler room, is just now coming into its own. It was interesting to see how cool temperatures can retard blooming, and extend it.
I am also forcing bulbs, but perhaps I’ve kept them in the cool too long. I just brought them out into our main living space where it is warmer and growth is more active. Maybe I’ll have a forced bloom in February.