Indoor plants are great especially when the weather is inclement. Every year my Clivia brings me great joy, the flowers are so bright and cheerful it spurs me on to go outside and see if the garden is doing as well. This year the Clivia is even more welcome because the Amaryllis that was given to me at Christmas failed to flower. Oh it has perfect leaves, but no flowers. Every year my neighbour buys me an Amaryllis plant and every year I delight in the flowers ... but not this year. I haven't told my neighbour yet, not even sure if I should.
The first picture shows my little mouse who views the laundry room from his spot in the pot. Actually he was put there to support the plant when it wanted to topple over but his role has changed to that of an idle mouse who just likes to be seen and not forgotten.
Here it is, the first shot of the Clivia. There are still flowers to open but I thought I'd cheer myself up with a few early pictures.
The cool and dry environment is particularly suitable for the plants since there's plenty of light. It also seems to like being next to the little fridge that is kept outside.
A couple of close-ups showing the gorgeously rich colour.