Ha, ha, ha! I sent the wacky aquarium photo as a joke!
For anyone who is interested, the top photo is the Clivia minata about which I have an article posted in Container Gardening. web page
The lower photo is of some foxglove that I had started from seed last year (in a container.) I wasn't at all sure that it really was foxglove last year, as there were no flowers and I hadn't worked with the plant. Was I cultivating a weed? (Again?) Nope! For the past 6 weeks there had been increasingly interesting flower spikes emerging and here is the payback!
From photos in garden catalogs and even many gardening books, you don't get much sense of scale on this plant. It is positively regal. The flower starts out yellow and matures to the light pinkish violet with maroon spotting on the inside of the flower.
It is really stunner. Started in container, planted out in confusion<G>, but a successful experiment by all accounts.
The aquarium? Wedding flowers left by the party...retrieved by dear spouse, and placed on a "waiting for fish" aquarium so they can benefit from the humidity. I can smell the lilies three rooms away in my office. It's like this with the wedding flowers from April until November. Ah, wedded bliss. My only sorrow is that these peak blooms aren't bearing any seeds! The florists know what they're about. I would be harvesting seed and planting, but there are none to be found on these beautiful cut flowers.
If only I knew tissue culture...
Thanks Deb, for posting the images for me.