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Adenia in bloom in my office | by Felip1
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Adenia in bloom in my office

I was given this plant, an Adenia (or "Desert Rose"), by a co-worker who was moving to Brunei; she said it would bloom at night for a few hours and I'd probably miss it. For the first six or seven years I had it, it never bloomed. But it bloomed last March (2005) for a month! And now it's in full bloom again, and has been for a couple of weeks (since mid-July 2006). Apparently the plant comes from Aden, and thus its name. The pot, which I should have shown better, was painted for me by the six-year-old daughter of another co-worker. Reala film in my trusty Canonet G-III QL17.

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Uploaded on August 3, 2006