My original plan for today was to participate in Garden Bloggers Bloom Day again, but GBBD posts take a lot of time to put together and at this point (early Sunday morning) I'm still hoping that I can get the Persea americana profile together in time to finish by Wednesday. (UPDATE: I did.)
So, instead, we have a long-awaited (by me) Nematanthus 'Tropicana' bloom, which was still only in bud stage for the January GBBD. (Still only one flower, though: the other buds are taking longer.)
Happily, it's next to a NOID orange-blooming Nematanthus which has been flowering for a long time, so I've been able to attempt a little cross-pollination, too. May or may not work, but I figure it's worth trying when the opportunity arises.
Lots of gesneriads lately. This was originally accidental, but, one, once I realized I had a thing going, I decided to go along with it, and two, the Tennessee Gesneriad Society has been lurking around here lately (*waves*), so I figured I should post something relevant to their interests.