Thanks to Plantchaser for alerting me of my stolen photos.
One of the photos stolen from this blog doesn't have watermark then. They cannot believe this is from my backyard!
I remember it was Autumn Belle and leavesnbloom who experienced this a few months back. I still remember Autumn Belle's expression of disgust in her post. They even taught us to be cautious and put something in the blogpost to at least lessen thief occurrence. But because i am not very good in following computer instructions, i didn't follow. Now, i try putting watermarks in my photos, which are not full-proof measures. It is not actually the stealing part which disgusts me, it is the reactions of some people in that forum. Anyway, i will be posting the blood lily to correlate with the experience. It is also a bulb like amaryllis and it is bloody red. By the way, my stolen photos include several Curcuma elata, several Delonix regia photos, and of course the wonderful amaryllis, in its hedgelike splendor, including the experiments. Those who frequent this site will remember those photos.
My feeling now is to be happy that i have the technical knowledge about plants, being a plant physiologist. Physiology is the science of functions, which include physical and biochemical functions of living organisms. So plant physiologists are the people who study the hows, the whys and the reasons why plants behave like what they do in certain conditions or environment, especially in times of stress. And photography is my hobby, so i create my own photos, explain what I see to the best of what i know for the purpose of sharing, being good to people, and appreciating the goodness of gardeners/photographers! So be it!
Like the red-orange amaryllis (Hipeastrum puniceum), this blood lily (Haemanthus/Scadoxus multiflorus) also flowers here in the country after the first heavy rains following a long dry season.These are also in my backyard and sometimes behave as weeds. We have beautiful weeds, don't you agree!
They just grow there with the weeds, which seem to magnify their beautiful presence among greens
The remnants after the red colors dried and dehisced. Those round tips are the fruits
Only a few fruits seemed to have been successful above. I will try to let these mature and gather the seeds, experiment on its germination and probably give to friends.
Leaves sprout when the flowers start to wilt. These vegetative portion will continue to grow during the rainy season, after which they dry and the bulb become dormant again during the dry season. These green vegetative portion will be beautiful if placed in nice containers and mixed in other colors in the garden. Next time i will experiment also on its bulb, if they can be forced to flower like the Hipeastrum puniceum.
The previous post on this and the amaryllis is http://www.abagillon.blogspot.com/2010/03/bulbs-tropical-style-for-blooming.html
This is also linked to Show and Tell Friday