Time for a bit of spring coleur! I'm ever fascinated by the intricate and sometimes alien look of plant 'innards' :) Here the golden droplets atop the stamens of my Azalea are quite simply lovely against the hot pink petals. Here's the miracle.. I Bonsai'd this azalea over thirty years ago and here it has grown and flourished in this shallow bowl ever since, the soil has never been changed, I occasionally shape and trim any roots that stick out.. but that's it, it seems so little effort for such wonderful rewards..
According to the link above azaleas prefer indirect sun and moderate temperatures. My little beauty as you can see sits in full sun, with temperatures in summer as high as 43C, flowering at least twice a year, sometimes thrice, surrounded by a sea of ivy, it's my first indicator of the arrival of spring.. long may it live :) Do you have a plant that survives against all odds? Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..