Wordless Wednesday. Little White Stars.

‘When it is dark enough you can see the stars.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Albuca nelsonii

Albuca nelsonii

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34 Responses to Wordless Wednesday. Little White Stars.

  1. Helen Johnstone says:

    Good photo, small white flowers are so hard to photograph

    • Chloris says:

      Thank you Helen. I am still trying to get the hang of my new camera, so if I get a good shot it is luck at the moment. I am hoping to improve as I get used to it.

  2. Christina says:

    Delicately beautiful

    • Chloris says:

      It is lovely but unfortunately not hardy. Albuca shawii which has pretty yellow bell- like flowers is hardier and would probably survive outside with you.

  3. Cathy says:

    Not come across this before, Chloris – I assume it is not hardy in the UK?

    • Chloris says:

      No, it is not hardy, it is South African and makes a huge round bulb which sits on the surface of the pot. I grew it from seed from Chilterns. It makes lots of offsets so I am always giving them away. It has a smaller, daintier cousin called Albuca shawii which I grow too and that has pretty yellow bells.

  4. pbmgarden says:

    This is so lovely. Love the green markings.

  5. Little but great star and so elegant

  6. Nell Jean says:

    So pretty, dainty white blossoms.

  7. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Sweet little white stars!

  8. Flighty says:

    I really like small flowers such as these, and think of each one as a miniature masterpiece. xx

  9. Very nice. I don’t know this plant.

  10. Kris P says:

    Very pretty! They’re hardy here but I’ve never seen them in the local nurseries. I’ve been looking for a cousin of this one, Albuca spiralis, for years.

    • Chloris says:

      I grew this from seed, it took 2 or 3 years and made a huge bulb. I don’ t know Albuca spiraliis but I grow Albuca shawii which is very pretty and easy from seed

  11. That’s a new one to me! Definitely a little white star!

    • Chloris says:

      It is pretty and I just sniffed it because someone asked me and it smells of almonds, which I know would appeal to you. I will send you a baby if you have anywhere to keep it frost free.

      • Oooh! It certainly does! Chloris, thank you and that’s so kind of you! Sadly, I have no greenhouse or conservatory and would struggle to keep it frost-free. But thanks for thinking of me!

  12. mattb325 says:

    That is a beauty and I’ve never seen it grown here (I don’t think it would be hardy in my garden). It certainly is a collectors item here in Australia: a quick internet search reveals prices of about $32 for a single bulb….your friends are very lucky to get them for free!

  13. Angie says:

    Pretty little blooms

    • Chloris says:

      The flowers are very pretty , the only problem is the long stalk. Maybe if it flowered outside in Summer it wouldn’ t have such a giraffe neck.

  14. snowbird says:

    Awwww. how heavenly, loved the quote too.xxx

  15. I had to look it up. Some call it Summer Snowflakes. Gorgeous plant! Does it have a pleasant scent?

  16. Chloris says:

    I hadn’ t noticed until you asked me but I just sniffed it and yes, it is delicately perfumed. It smells of almonds.

  17. Debra says:

    Perfect quote. Love star shaped flowers.

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