Friday, August 3, 2007

New Effect of Global Warming

This lotus is a seedling of Lotus Bali Red and it seems to be every bit as beautiful as the parent.

Unfortunately the heat caused the bloom to close early in the afternoon, By 5 P.M. the flower was starting to burn.

This is a normal lotus leaf in the morning.

This is the burned lotus leaf in the evening.

A week and a half ago I posted a flowering shrub (mussaenda) that was damaged by the high temperatures. Possibly those flowers reacted due to a lack of water. We need rain every third day in summer or we are in a drought. But the lotus is a water plant and is always submerged in water. So we can't blame a lack of rain, it must be the temperature.