Yeah - they are finally starting to open ! We have been waiting patiently for days and days for them and look - they are blooming !
We have a beautiful scarlet red - the stalk on this one is HUGE and it is going to have 16 flowers on it!! We also have a ruffled salmon, a pretty peach, a gorgeous ruffle pink and white (mom's favorite) and a single pink. We have heaps and heaps more still growing, they have flower stalks on them but they will be at least another week before they open. Mom did notice a yellow one is very close though and she is hoping we get a deep red.
We haven't been doing much at all lately - we are heading into our fourth week of 90+ heat and considering yesterday was the first day of summer - I am not looking forward to the next few months. Mom is also fighting with the dreaded "depression monster" at the moment. She is winning but it makes her very tired having to fight it daily. I tried finding it so I could bite it and make it leave - but monsters are REALLY hard to find - I checked under the bed, in the closet, in the garage, under the sofas, in the spare bedroom - but nothing. I think it is hiding in the attic - but I'm not allowed to go up there. Anyway we hope these flowers make you feel good. Click on them to see them bigger :)