They’re Out: Four O’Clocks!

19 Dec
Four O'Clocks

Four O’Clocks

When I was a small child I loved these little flowers that, as if by magic, opened every day at around four o’clock. They flowered in summer and autumn, and came in a variety of bright colours: sometimes, more than one colour on an individual plant. Hardly and prolific, they grew almost as weeds.

As an adult, I still love them, and look forward to seeing their unique flowers as the daylight begins to weaken. Of course, the introduction of Daylight Saving has changed their showtime to five…

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12 Responses to “They’re Out: Four O’Clocks!”

  1. kiaman2012/Greg December 19, 2014 at 2:35 am #

    Gorgeous flower and image! 🙂

  2. davidprosser December 19, 2014 at 6:40 am #

    Very pretty little flowers Margaret.
    xxx Humongous Hugs xxx

  3. marktoner1 December 19, 2014 at 7:01 am #

    great shot margaret love it

  4. Linda Visman - wangiwriter December 19, 2014 at 7:25 am #

    I am not aware of these flowers, Margaret, and have never heard the name before. They are lovely, aren’t they. Introduced or native? 🙂

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp December 20, 2014 at 9:50 am #

      They’re introduced, Linda. They came from South America, but are grown in many parts of the world, especially in Asia. They are not very common in Australian gardens (or at least the ones I’ve seen). I like them, and they remind me of childhood. 🙂

  5. Julie Sopetrán December 19, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    I like the picture. Very pretty flowers…

  6. Crooked Tracks December 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    They are so pretty. I see more flowers ready to open too.

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