Buds and Blossoms

Is it flowering season? All of a sudden, every single one of my houseplants has put out buds or blossoms. Here’s the african violet, basil, and coleus respectively.

African Violet Buds

Basil Flowers 2 IMG_0151

(Okay, I’m cheating a bit with the coleus; that’s actually a photo from its ancestor in 2004. I forgot to get a photo of the current flowers before pruning them to encourage growth. You generally want to prune flowers off basil, too, since they also stop plant growth, and make the leaves bitter.)