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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

U for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 6: U is For ...






Under the Hoya


This plant began as a cutting from Mother's hoya after her untimely death twenty-four years ago. Its green leaves now wind in and out and all around to cover the entire window sill area plus a little more.


When Jen, who has been the main caretaker for this special hoya, mentioned that it was blooming, I raced to take a picture since it had been a long time since I'd seen a hoya blossom.

Good job, Jen!


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36 comments:

Sylvia K said...

How fascinating! I've never seen a hoya before! Each blossom is so perfect it looks unreal! Incredible! Thanks for sharing it today! Love to be able to discover something totally new! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Manang Kim said...

So this is a live plants, it's very pretty and unique! Happy Wednesday!


ABC Wednesday~U

Sam Liu said...

Beautiful photograph of Nature in all her wonderment. As always, a delightful post:)

Mara said...

I thought it was plastic at first. What a fantastic looking plant.

Amy said...

Plants are simply amazing! I have a "hoya" but it's completely different; yours is so unusual. Thanks for posting this.

anthonynorth said...

That's a great looking plant - and very well taken.

Wanda said...

How very interesting and unique.

brenda said...

Hoya! Hoya! Hooray!
Hoya! Hoya! Hooray!

photowannabe said...

It looks like a bouquet of stars. Very beautiful. Are they difficult to grow?

Roger Owen Green said...

Does this have something to do with Georgetown University's Hoyas?
Lovely stars.
On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you! - ROG

Hildred and Charles said...

Gorgeous flowers, - they look like porcelain.

Beverley Baird said...

What a striking flower! I've never seen one. It is so unusual - very textured.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

magiceye said...

wow so tender and beautiful

Stan Ski said...

Love the way they reflect the light.

Paula Scott said...

I never seen a hoya. What does the rest of it look like? And, I wonder why it doesn't bloom very often? Many unanswered questions, I suppose.

Gayle said...

I'd never heard of a hoya before. Just googled it and it's my new favorite flower. Thanks for sharing.

ChrisJ said...

Never seen anything like these flowers. They look like they are made out of wax. I wish I would remember the name of them for the future, but I don't think it's going to happen. Getting old!

Mar said...

What a gorgeous flower! never heard of it before, it's fantastic!!

U is for unoccupied

Jayne said...

Lovely little waxy flowers. I'm guessing they smell very nice too. :)

Reader Wil said...

Hoya is a magnificent plant and on your photo they look like silk! Great shot!

Dave King said...

Don't think I've ever seen a hoya. Lovely photograph. Thanks.

jabblog said...

How wonderful that it is still flourishing after nearly a quarter of a century and remains a lovely memento. Someone obviously has green fingers and just the right location:-)

♣☆♥Willa♥☆♣ said...

wow! that is one beautiful flower. I've never known a Hoya flower.

Jay said...

Wow ... I've never even heard of a Hoya, let alone seen one. What a stunning picture! It does look plastic!

I just watched some time lapse movies on You Tube of Hoya flowers opening, and I'm even more amazed. How lovely for you to see your mother's plant flowering so beautifully!

Kate said...

It's wonderful that the cutting has thrived for so many years. It's beautiful!

Lesley said...

OMG! When I saw the picture, I thought the post was about a craft project. I can't believe those are real flowers!

dragonfly said...

What a beauty!

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Oakland Daily Photo said...

Looks like you and your photo sent most of us running to Google. Thanks for the education.

Jama said...

I've never seen such beautiful flowers before, so stunning!

Lily Hydrangea said...

that really is amazing. its beauty is so unique it is almost surreal. thanks for sharing it with us.
: )

LD said...

Never seen anything like that in my life. It looks straight out of National Geographic magazine!

Grace and Bradley said...

How beautiful, it almost looks unreal.

mypoeticlicense said...

Gorgeous...so perfect it hardly looks natural!

- Dina

Jingle said...

delicate post.

Naquillity said...

a beautiful flower that holds special memories for you, i'm sure. thanks for sharing.

Jingle said...

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two poetry awards,
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Thank you for the contributions on poetry.