John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Speechless Sundays - A Rose by any other Name is a Desert Rose for Mom

Speechless Sundays - A Rose by any other Name is a Desert Rose for Mom

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! This Desert Rose in our garden is blooming so nicely, I had to share it with my friends on AR. It was totally bald in January but has made a complete recovery with the warmer weather. The desert rose is an evergreen succulent native to the tropical regions of Africa and Arabia. It thrives in humid climates with plenty of rainfall which pretty much describes Florida summers. I water and feed it and right now it seems pretty happy.

Desert Rose

The desert rose likes a lot of sunshine and well drained soil.

Desert Rose

This beautiful plant has a distinct stem that swells to a large size as it stores water.

Desert Rose

Our Mother's are both gone now but my wife and I want to dedicate these beautiful blooms to their wonderful memory.

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Comment balloon 27 commentsJohn Mayer • May 08 2011 04:36PM

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Hi John - These flowers are absolutely beautiful.  It seems like everything is blooming in the ActiveRain, and I for one am glad to see it!!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 9 years ago

That is absoultely stunning John! Thank you for sharing the beauty of your desert rose with us!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Barbara - We covered it with a sheet but it didn't matter. You're supposed to bring it indoors when the temp goes below 50*, 40* max. It just came back on it's own.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

Thank you Chris - There's a lot of color out there right now and it's great!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

Your welcome, Wanda - It certainly adds beauty to the garden.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

John, a beautiful tribute to both your mothers. We cannot grow those in Canada, unless they are inside a greenhouse.

Posted by Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria (RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton)) over 9 years ago

John,

Excellent tribute. I'm sure your Mom's are looking down and still keeping an eye on you. Be good.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 9 years ago

BEAUTIFUL John! Love these photos!!

Posted by Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas (RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland) over 9 years ago

Ted - They definitely like a warmer climate. Just build a green house :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

Rich - We miss them both. Our Fathers are gone too but sometimes it seems like yesterday the whole family gathered for that big Holiday feast. It's good to have cherished memories.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

Thank you Maggie - Flowers always make you happy!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

John,

What a beautiful plant, I had not had the pleasure of seeing a desert rose before, and this one is amazingly vivid.  Thanks for sharing it with us.  Have a grand week! A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 9 years ago

Hi Alexandra - It really is colorful and adds an exotic touch to our garden. I hope you sell lots of houses this month!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

Hello John and these flower as very beautiful and I love the colors, and featured at one of my favorite groups at AR ...

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Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 9 years ago

Thanks VB - I like that group. You look like a happy family man these days.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

Beautiful!  Thanks for sharing your photographs.

 Blooming for home buyers!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 9 years ago

Thanks Roy. Your photos are always great!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

Wow! John, those are some great shots. Doesn't hurt any that I like the hot pink either.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) over 9 years ago

John,

That is lovely.

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 9 years ago

Teral - Pretty in pink as they say :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

Thanks Ann - So are you!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

John,

What a lovely tribute. You make ALL mothers proud! The flowers have a Heavenly glow about them. They are MAGNIFICENT!

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 9 years ago

Hi Patricia - The Florida sun must have beamed down and kissed those flowers for our Mom's.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

John,

I do believe that's true!

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 9 years ago

Your very welcome John and yes the family is growing!

VB ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 9 years ago

HI John, that dessert rose is very pretty.   The stem looks like a plumeria stem, and the flowers look like hibiscus.

Posted by Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066 (Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Liz - Two friends went out and bought one after they saw ours. It's a beautiful plant.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

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