I knew it for a bargain: notice the two pups on each side of the main plant? They've grown into a big pot full of foliage.
Now one of the pumps has a bright orange-red bract forming.
Never mind that I went out to take a pic and there were complications and there is no photo. Yet. It was too cold to lock up the greenhouse, come in and get batteries and a card and go back and do all that opening and closing again. I went on to where the freezers are to get supper fixings. The wind was so strong it was hard to open the door when I left the equipment barn.
We are hardly inconvenienced by the weather except that it is unpleasant to go outside as is my habit. We are in the corner of the state that escaped snow.
We had Italian hot cocoa a little while ago. Just as I was about to prepare it, our sweet neighbor stopped by with 3 generous slices of pound cake.
I sat by this window to rip seams in my sewing project this afternoon. The house protects Camellia 'Mathotiana' from the cold. Lights in the room and other windows are reflected but you can get an idea of the flowers.
I'll get pictures of the Bromeliad as it grows on up. It is always a thrill to have a bracts and blossoms forming on a rescued plant.