CyclamenJanuary 11, 2010
One of my favorite flowers is the Cyclamen. It is a beautiful plant that blooms in December and January. Mine are pink. They also come in reds and whites.
The blooms have always intrigued me. They have an interesting way of unfolding. They emerge from the center of the plant on a long stem with the petals tightly wound.
As they slowly unfurl the petals will spread much like a daisy.
And the final stage of the bloom find the petals folded back on themselves and standing upright.
Looking down on the top of a bloom reminds me of a pinwheel.
A grouping of them in the breakfast room makes a fine mid-winter display.