Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Random plant event: Tradescantia zebrina flower

Urg. I don't think I'm actually sick, but I'm still not well, either: I slept nine hours and change on Sunday night / Monday morning and woke up feeling better, but still not normal. This week's torpor is distinguished from last week's in that last week I didn't really want to do anything but there was no compelling physical reason why I couldn't, whereas this week, I would like to do things, but everything hurts, so I can't.


Fortunately, the Tradescantia zebrina (possibly cv. 'Lipstick?') has provided me something to write about. Not something terribly interesting, mind you, but up until yesterday afternoon, I had no idea what I was going to post today, so that there's anything at all is kind of a minor miracle, like finding a croissant that looks kinda like Jake Gyllenhall.

I suspect the trigger here for flowers was that I added fertilizer a couple weeks ago. I mean, I don't know for sure that I did add fertilizer a couple weeks ago, but it sounds like the sort of thing I might do, and the plant sure as hell isn't blooming because it's been bright and sunny here, so that's pretty much the only explanation that's even possible.


3 comments:

College Gardener said...

I hope you feel better soon! Also, the idea of a croissant that looks like Jake Gyllenhaal kind of made my morning, though I am not sure why.

Liza said...

I'm not sure why, either, but Jake Gyllenhaal references make me feel like a giggling schoolgirl.

Feel better soon!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

I hope by now you are better. My friend got that awful flu and it took her over 2 weeks to get better.

Love the pretty flower. What a lovely color!