A story of one tiny purple Irish Shamrock by bruni

A story of one tiny purple Irish Shamrock

Most of my friends here on 365 know the story and know how much we love our purple Irish shamrock.

I explain everything again for my newer friends who might be interested in reading the following:

'How do we keep these gorgeous flowering plants year after year.
It started out with just one small Irish Shamrock I bought. over the years from this small one they multiplied into what we have today, three super large size plants. How do we do it? when it's getting below freezing (and we had a few days of night frost). Hans takes them upstairs into a spare room where they'll slowly start wilting and the soil will dry out. That's when he takes one plant at a time, removes the soil and harvest the tubers. In preparation for the tubers to overwinter, he puts them into brown paper bags covered with peat moss. A lot of work, but we love these plants. We can't remember when we first started it.'
No wonder the plant is so gorgeous with all the TLC Hans gives it.
October 20th, 2020  
It is a lot of work, but it's worth it to see these lovely, lovely purple plants!
October 20th, 2020  
You've surely got bunch of lively bushes there.
October 20th, 2020  
what a great story! They are magnificent!
October 20th, 2020  
Beautiful
October 20th, 2020  
The great care shows in the abundantly healthy plants. Hans must have a green thumb!
October 20th, 2020  
What wonderful TLC these plants get from Hans -- and it really is worth all the trouble !
October 20th, 2020  
nice
October 20th, 2020  
Wow! Must take quite some TLC.
October 20th, 2020  
I guess instead of a "green thumb" Hans has a purple one! They really are lovely and I enjoyed reading the story about them again. Nice shot.
October 20th, 2020  
Bep
They are lovely, Bruni.
October 20th, 2020  
@jernst1779 Thank you, Jean, I'll tell Hans. they look a lot better when spread out underneath our kitchen overhang with lots of white tiny flowers in the summer.
October 20th, 2020  
That is a lot of work, but the plants are beautiful.
October 20th, 2020  
They have the look of an hydrangea but can see there are leaves rather than petals. A labour of love brings great results!
October 20th, 2020  
We`ve some to. Gladly our winters are not so cold that they need to get inside. Several other plants ( Like the Callistamon) does. Great shot of yours
October 20th, 2020  
Beautiful
October 20th, 2020  
Wow - gorgeous - all the work really pays off!
October 21st, 2020  
Beautiful plants
October 21st, 2020  
Gorgeous!
October 21st, 2020  
Interesting story & they are beautiful fav
October 21st, 2020  
That is a true labour of love. They are so beautiful.
October 21st, 2020  
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