Name: Gina Florida (Zone 9a) Tropical plant collector 40 years
I got this Bauhinia madagascariensis as part of my Mother's Day gift. It came with buds but suffered some bud drop from the shipping and the acclimation process. I was afraid I wasn't going to get to see a flower...but MAN here it is! I was out there today with a friend, we were trading plants, and I turned around and it was just staring at me!