A Bet With My Sister

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Last year, I bought a bunch of different potted flowers to brighten up my dull garden. I bought red dahlias , yellow calla lilies, and some other flowers that I can't recall at the moment.



















My flowers slowly stopped blooming after a few reblooms. At first, I just trimmed off whatever looked dead but I eventually cut off everything and all that was left was soil in the pots. Well, early this year, one of the pots showed signs of blooming and I was so happy. It was my first successful rebloom flower! After 5 years! My family didn't believe this either. They asked which flower pot it was and would occasionally checked on that particular pot whenever they came over to visit. I was certain it was my dahlia plant so I told them it was my dahlia pot. My sister was the most skeptical of all. She even placed a bet that it was weed growing. If she was right, I owe her a pot of flower for her backyard and if I was right, she owes me two pot of flowers. That was how confident she was. Well, turns out, she was right. Here is my so-called rebloomed dahlia flowers...

This is how clueless I am about flowers, I really thought the yellow dandelion flowers were mini dahlias until the white fuzzy ball bloomed. What is that fuzzy thing anyways?? So yes, I lost my bet and my sister says she wants a rose bush instead of a pot of flower, and she says she'll come with me just in case I pick up a pot of weed instead of roses :-{

24 comments:

eugene said...

after reading your post, i guess i am as clueless as you are, no offend but i am just idiotic when botanical stuff is concerned hahahaha

Gwei Mui said...

Oh dear - but it depends on your point of view as a Dandelion could be viewed as a flower you just have to keep them in check! I think sometimes weeds are just another name for a flower that we dont want and grows where we dont want it! The white fuzzy ball is the seeds of the flower wating to be arried away by the wind and start the growth cycle allover again

Gratitude said...

I alwiz envy you wonderful people living in places with temperate climates. The flowers there are so beautiful. I alwiz felt so happy during my visits to Cameron Highlands coz I get to see all those wonderful blooms.
Thanks for sharing. ^_^
+Ant+

TK said...

I am sorry you lost your bet. I just hope that you won't give up on it..I really wanna see your roses one day!

RoseBelle said...

@Gwei Mui - Thanks, now I know what those fuzzy ball is. I always blow on them whenever I see them in parks and now my little girl blows on them in our backyard when it's in full bloom.

KN said...

I have these weeds in my backyard too. Have you heard about dandelion salads? The leaves from this plant is used. I haven't tried it only saw it once on a menu.

Cheryl said...

Ah dandelions! They are starting to pop up on my lawn now. Sorry about losing the bet! My kids always loved to "blow" on the fuzzy white stuff and watch it blow away!

Icy BC said...

The last flower in your photo is a kind of weed around here, and I have some in my backyard. They are very beautiful as well..

You can see mine here: http://www.dancesofdreams.com/2009/06/second-set-of-yellow-wild-flowers.html

RoseBelle said...

@Icy BC - Thanks for sharing this with me. The bulbs in your picture is round while mine is somewhat oblong and has this thing coming out in the middle. I think they are beautiful flowers too, very low maintenance, grows well in dry soil as I don't water this pot often and the flowers bloom continuously.

JoeyRes said...

On the bright side, no one will ever ask you to weed their flower bed!

Buckeroomama said...

That yellow calla lily is so lovely!

My kids love dandelions and would always stop to pick and then blow the fuzzy balls. :)

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, oh no!!!

I'm the same way! :)

Serline said...

Makes me miss the gardens I used to tend, back home in Singapore and our previous place in Phuket...

Mei Teng said...

I love calia lilies. They are so beautiful. In fact, I love almost all the flowers in the lily family.

Veronica Lee said...

I'm also a big fan of lilies. Sorry about losing the bet!!

Happy Wednesday!!!

Alicia said...

Oh, LOL, I bet she just loved rubbing that in!!

Poor dahlias!

HalfCrazy said...

Haha wow, I'm clueless when it comes to Botany too. So I guess my future house would look all concrete with a flowerbed or a pot of plant. LOL.

Hope you pick the right one for your sister.

shaz said...

Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog :) Sorry but I just had to laugh out loud at that dandelion flower. Your sister must be rubbing it in. Ah well, it just goes to show you're optimistic, which is a good thing.

RoseBelle said...

@Shaz:
Thanks for swinging by. I was looking for some sardine recipes and came across your post on sardine sandwiches which I haven't had for such very long.

KidsDreamWork said...

Oh dear, the yellow lily is so nice! That one is the new bloom too? Love it!

AVCr8teur said...

I'm glad your lovely flowers rebloomed. I certainly don't have a green thumb so I applaud you on your efforts.

Nezzy said...

Heeehehehe! Your too funny with your pot-o-dahlias! I have four of my grandkiddos tomorrow through Saturday and I'm sure they'll be blowin' and replanting my yard in dwarf yellow dahlias for next year!

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed Wednesday!!!

Andrey said...

Hi, Rosa. :)
Beautiful flowers.

Peach360 said...

Yellow Calla Lily was my wedding bouquet flower... It's simply elegant! :)