We have something new blooming in the yard this year and we are pretty excited as we have been waiting for years for it put on a show. See if you know what it is...
First it starts modestly giving me just a peek.
This looks like a fruit but it is not. It is the bud.
Here the bud is just breaking open in our two days of heavy rain.
First to be seen is the center stamens...notice the abundance of little fertilizers. That is important in identifying this plant.
Then comes the petals sliding out beside all those yellow stamens. The flower petals are very delicate and within a few days begin to fall littering the ground below with red fairy wings. Have you guessed it? Last year we got three blossoms and no fruit. This year we have over a hundred blossoms...so surely we will get some fruit? Stay tuned for the fruit, for then you will know!