The Gloxinia (that rises again)

Posted on: July 27th, 2014 by jmbroekman

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More than 25 years ago, a friend gave me this lovely little Gloxinia for my birthday. It is an amazing plant that blooms like crazy, and then completely dies all the way back to absolutely nothing. If I hadn’t warned our house sitters when we spent that extended period in Italy, it probably would’ve been tossed by them at some point. The remarkable thing is that while it blooms it literally changes every single day. It’s been great fodder for my daily drawing practice. And then, just as quickly as it springs back to life, it falls over. I guess I’ll have to move on to the Day Lilies.

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