Plants from cuttings and broken-off bits, of unknown future flowerings, all find a home with me. This beauty came from a community fundraiser where bits from very old plants in the Wingham courthouse garden were propagated for sale.
What a bold and beautiful and very contemporary blooming it turned out to be harbouring!
My cousin Kerrie gave me a large overgrown lump of strappy leaves and roots a few years ago, an orchid that needed dividing.
They filled five pots, and this year three have arching flower spears. How tropical they look on my mid-winter Wingham deck!
A long look into the heart of one fills me with admiration at the restrained yet jungle-wild patterning, the carefully balanced shapes.
My Chain-of-Hearts plant has accompanied me on each house/garden move for. It likes the situation here and is thriving.
But I don’t recall it having an autumnal colour event, where each leaf tries on a different shade. No matter, I am most appreciative… and grateful.