Violet serene

midst kalanchoe can-can

flashes of crimson


Our Photo Challenge Prompt this week is EXTRA

The kalanchoe are once more putting on a show, my love of growing cuttings has resulted in an abundance of flowering plants. At last I have discovered the light levels they need to come into flower. The ones on the ‘stage’ are all slightly different with a deep pink, a yellow, a mid pink, a double pink and an orange, the latter still in bud. The ones below, in the footlights, are all extras and will be given as gifts.

The African violet has been flowering for ages, like an older more experienced performer, she takes centre stage, a star performer bringing colour and contrast, and all the kalanchoes become EXTRAS in her show.

photo taken with the iPad


Ronovan’s Haiku prompt is FLASH and DANCE


Violet serene, midst kalanchoe can-can

midst kalanchoe can-can, flashes of crimson


I had fun putting this one together this week

Please go to the Photo Challenge Page to discover more about the 52 prompts we have put together for you. We are: Nanacathy, Rainbow Jane, Melissa and me. We would love you to join in with us.

Next week’s photo challenge prompt is SOLID.


27 responses to “Extra

  1. Magnificent display of extras! Beautiful arrangement and I love the haiku – the violet does indeed look serene (and important!).

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  2. So vibrant and colourful, Daffy! Lovely πŸ™‚

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  4. Looks like a bit of summer with the flowers in bloom and the sun streaming in. Your haiku is sooo fun!!

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  5. Lovely haiku this week. So lively and fun. The picture goes perfectly with it.

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  6. Stunning blooms! πŸ™‚

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  7. My goodness, Sandra, that’s a lot of kalanchoes! Coincidentally I was given one as a gift recently, still alive despite relative neglect πŸ˜‰ My haiku is now available at https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2016/03/03/flashing-petticoats/

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    • I managed to give one of the ‘extras’ away today, it felt good! to a friend for her birthday. They grow so easily from cuttings, I get a bit carried away!
      Thank you for the link, I will can-can myself over RITG.

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  9. Such a beautiful display! Loved it πŸ™‚

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  10. Beautiful bouquets of flowers.

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  11. A beautiful image of colour and interesting haiku Sandra. Is the care and watering shared?

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  12. Splendid display of blooms, and great usage for “extra!”

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  13. That’s a lot of plants. I had one of those kalanchoes once. Just a little one and I waited for it to flower again but it never happened. 😦 You obviously have the touch.

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    • I had a few that did not flower for a long time and looked them up online. It seems they need a period of equal day and night, ie. At each Equinox. So I put them on well lit window sills all round the house and it seems to work. The one I have kept in the bathroom, which is North facing did not come into flower. If you lived round the corner I would bring you one of the extras!

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  14. What wonderful extras! Fabulous display.

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