Friday, August 11, 2006

Desert rose blooms! Adenium obesum

Our desert rose, Adenium obesum, has bloomed again after a year. The colors are more vivid than when we first bought them. Maybe because the leaves have been attacked unmercifully by scale insects and we've kept them in small pots. One of the gardening books mentioned that if kept rootbound and dwarfed in a small pot the plant blooms more profusely. As with many desert plants the flowers are startlingly colorful.

The other photo is of the previously mentioned Hibiscus trionum showing more flowers and the full plant.


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