It's October, the second month of spring, but my my plants are still on the verge of blooming, keeping me in an anxious state of anticipation. These are the gardenias on my bedroom balcony and these buds have been in this state for what seems like weeks. I can't wait until for that gorgeous first bloom of white and that sweet fragrance. Please put me out of my misery!
This is the phalaenopsis orchid in the downstairs guest bathroom. It's the first time EVER I've had an orchid survive a second year with me. There are two other orchids in the house, also in their second year, but they don't look like they're going to bloom any time soon. They are still alive however so I'm declaring success.