I can never tell which I enjoy looking at more: the unopened bud or the full bloom.
There’s something very exciting about looking at an unopened flower. There’s promise and wonder and anticipation. It’s like staring at a gift with your name on it that’s been sitting under the Christmas tree for weeks — only you can’t shake it or pry open the wrapping paper to get a peak. But you know in your heart, that tied up in that puckered green bundle is a treasure of pure beauty: the flower that you always wanted.
Since it is better to give than to receive, may I present two buds and the two ensuing blooms in the mid-August garden.
6 thoughts on “Bloomin’ Update 7: Before & After”
we just had our datura(which my husband nurtures over the winter) finally reveal a blossom..closed, it looked like it would be pinkish but the open flower is a pale greeny white…lovely , especially as each bloom only lasts a day!
Hi and thanks for commenting and subscribing. Datura is a gorgeous bloom. Just be careful of the plant’s toxic qualities, especially if you have pets or young kids. Otherwise, enjoy the fragrance and the excitement of watching them open. Cheers!
thanks, yes we had a huge uproar in this city a few years ago about datura and its’ toxicity..
(mind you, MANY many plants are quite toxic..)
We had that same uproar here, with fears that teenagers were using the plant to create a dangerous high. Personally, I’d rather look at the plant to get high. Thanks for commenting and happy and safe gardening.
I like the way you described the bud and the enjoyment of viewing it from bud to bloom. I enjoy the process too, including the partly opened stage. I am so thankful we have digital cameras to capture the beautiful moment.
I agree. All stages of the bloom are a wonder. Thank you for visiting!