A bit of Paradise in February. Still with snow outside. Cindy and I brought a small Bird of Paradise plant home from a trip to Hawaii in 1986. It apparently did not mind it's trip back east, as it has thrived and now bloomed for many years. It starts blooming in December, and continues for months on end. This year had only two blooms whereas most years there are five. It loves to spend the summers outside, but only well away from frost dates.