Kniphofia/Red Hot Poker Plant–#AtoZChallenge


Here’s the flower for today, Kniphofia, also known as Red Hot Poker Plant–which is how I know it–or Torch Lily, another great name. I’ve never grown it, but I’ve seen it, but I don’t remember where.  It’s native to South Africa, grows from bulbs and is irresistible to hummingbirds, butterflies and artists (or at least this artist).  They’re big flowers, growing to about four feet tall and come in lots of bright colors.  And that’s all I know about Kniphofia, except that it was named after a German botanist, Dr. Kniphof, and there’s a variety called kniphofia mermaiden.

I got a reprieve of sorts today.  I was supposed to have gum surgery today, but the decay had gotten worse, so now I get to have a root canal instead.

But at least it’s Spring Break!  Hooray–time for me to rest and play!

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I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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