I woke up last night in a cold sweat. I dreamt that I came home (from somewhere deliciously fun, I'm sure) and that someone had STOLEN my Aqua Globe:
Not very impressive, I know. But I consider it a victory of enormous proportions that there are leaves at this point. I was pretty sure that I had killed her after last winter. You're supposed to take her inside right before the first frost in order to seduce her into a dormant winter. (Sounds sexy huh?) So I did that, and all the leaves fell off and it went to sleep for about 5 months. When I put her back out, I repotted her with new soil and a new pot AND plant food. This was back in March. Finally, thanks to the Aqua Globe and the plant food, we have leaves, thus Penelope isn't dead.
Beautiful blooms!!! I haven't seen a bloom on her since I got her back in November 2 years ago. So we will see what happens. In the mean time, my neighbors better leave my Aqua Globe alone.