I've heard of a Christmas Cactus, but never a Christmas Water Lily. This morning when I went outside to refill the bird feeders I was very surprised to see my water lily, Texas Dawn, blooming in my container water garden.
Perhaps the heater in the container garden -- that is meant to keep the water from freezing overnight in winter -- is tricking my lily into 'thinking' it's living in some kind of strange tropical paradise even when the air is rather chilly at night. Or maybe it's just that we're having unseasonably warm weather here in Austin. *shrug*
It was a nice surprise at any rate. What sorts of surprises did you receive this Christmas Day?
"Those virgin lilies, all the night
Bathing their beauties in the lake,
That they may rise more fresh and bright,
When their beloved sun's awake." - Thomas Moore, Lalla Rookh--Paradise and the Peri
Merry Christmas to All!
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