This flower exemplifies that for me. I’m feeling like I could definitely use some whimsy in my life these days as I’m spending too much time on the computer and not enough time finding fun and joy in life. This flower will be the perfect reminder, sitting on my desktop (that I spend too much time on) to keep looking for whimsy, adding it to my days and sharing it, too.
Do you have enough whimsy (or fun and joy) in your life? What would you do to have more of it?
points of interest
From spring to summer, a long, smooth, tubular scape produces clusters of 2-5 spidery scented white flowers. Six narrow, curving petals surround a fringed, wide cup formed from fused lower parts of the stamens. The basal leaves are 36” long, evergreen and oblong.
Plant bulbs in autumn with neck and shoulder above soil level. Benefits from moderate to high humidity and bright, filtered or full light indoors or partial to full sun outdoors. Water freely during the growing season and apply a diluted balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks. Keep just moist when dormant. Grow in a warm greenhouse where not hardy. In warmer areas, grow in a bed or border, at the base of a warm, sunny wall or in containers.
friday’s flower fact
The Peruvian Daffodil is an amaryllis relative that gets its name from its parents origin and its daffodil resemblance.
Botanical Name | Hymenocallis x festalis
Family | Amaryllidaceae
Type | Bulbous perennial
Origin | Garden. Parents from Peruvian Andes.
Zone | 8-10
Flower Height | 32”
Flower Diameter | 3-5”
Grown and photographed in my cutting garden.
Instruction for changing your computer desktop background (wallpaper):
Click on the 'Computer' button above to download the file to your computer.
The file will download to the folder you have selected for downloads.
Note: the image may automatically open on your computer once downloaded.
To make this flower your desktop background, find the image and right click on the picture. A popup menu will appear with various options including “Set Desktop Picture".* Select that option and the image will now be your background wallpaper.
For more specific instructions on how to change your desktop using System Preferences for a Mac or Control Panel for a PC, please Google “instructions on how to make an image your desktop background."
Instructions for changing your tablet or smartphone wallpaper:
Due to the numerous devices available, please consult your tablet or smartphone user manual to make this flower your wallpaper.
*Note: the wording may vary depending on the Operating System of your computer.