i present a few scenes from sunday's epiphyllum society show down in the palos verdes peninsula.
the flowers were dazzling.
i was excited to add some oranges, a yellow, and more purple/reds to my collection.
the society had unrooted leaves to start at home, or small rooted pots. i spent $29 and got 5 new plants. they like to be crowded and rootbound for best blooming so i'm putting them all in one pot in a nice shady spot in the back patio.
when they're not blooming, which is most of the time, they can be somewhat homely. i dote on mine anyway because i know at the end of a long season the fireworks show at the end is worth it. there's a metaphor in here somewhere related to dry spells, hope, wonder, life, and death. but i don't have it all worked out yet. it's BIG.
you want a cinderella story of your own unfolding in your garden, you start collecting epiphyllums. along with my knick knack collection and fondness for crocheted doilies, it's perfect for my little-old-lady-in-training program. ya know?
if you're in LA and want to attend an epi show & sale, there's one happening in a couple of weeks right HERE at the los angeles county arboretum & botanic garden.