One of my favorite flowers is the amarillo. The blooms last for quite a while. They come in a beautiful variety of colors and sizes and are good candidates for pots. In fact, the one I have in bloom right now was a gift that arrived in full bloom in a container.
Once the blooms dropped, I planted it outside thinking it had a much better chance of surviving. For the last few years, a little granddaughter has broken one or two of the flowers, sometime before they were fully opened. What a disappointment that can be!
I grabbed the opportunity to snap a few pictures before the crew's arrival this afternoon. I figured two flowers didn't have much chance with all seven of the grandchildren on the way. Surprisingly they are still standing.