Monday, February 7, 2011
My mother-in-law gave me the above plant for Chinese New Year.
When she first gave it to me, two days before CNY, there were only buds. I was told only to sprinkle sparingly, just with whatever water that I could sprinkle from my hand, which was what I did. And look at how it has bloomed.
The florist had told her that the flowers will be purple in colour but surprise! surprise! this plant yielded bluish purple, dark pink, pale pink, and pink flowers. And there is yet another bud that has yet to bloom!
I thought it was so appropriate as there are five "flowers" representing the 5 members of my family, 2 big blooms being the parents and the 2 smaller ones plus the bud being the 3 children.
Unfortunately I do not know what flowers these are called. But they sure are pretty!