Monday, July 21, 2008

Red Shrimp Plant Flowers Loving This 99 Degree Heat

My red shrimp plants flourish in this awful summer heat and humidity and are very cold hardy here unlike the tender yellow shrimp ones, which must be brought inside in winter. Seeing these odd brick-red flowers this morning reminded me of the delicious shrimp gumbo I had last night. Shrimp is my favorite seafood and gumbo is my favorite soup so this combination is a winner for me...it doesn't get any better.

3 comments:

theysaywordscanbleed said...

oh gosh, that does look like a shrimp.

arlene,
Lakewood florist

jessica said...

did u have any problems with the red shrimp plants turning black.my yellows one r wonderful but the reds look nothing like the ones i see online.

jessica said...

did u have any problems with the red shrimp plants turning black.my yellows one r wonderful but the reds look nothing like the ones i see online.