Friday, February 15, 2013

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - Feb 2013 Flowerball

The Ides of February.  A day when a meteorite hit Russia in a fireball.  A day when a wonderful friend of 50 years told me that her husband has cancer, weeks after she was declared in remission from her cancer. A day when the birds sang in downtown Binghamton, New York, and the temperature reached 47 degrees F (8.3degrees C).  That last, by the way, is not typical for us in upstate New York.  In some years, we've had three or more feet of snow on the ground.

So began the 7th year of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, hosted, as usual, by May Dreams Gardens.  Please enjoy what I have in bloom and then, please visit May Dream's website and click the links of fantastic garden bloggers from all over the world.

Like the May Dreams blogger, our winter has been like a roller coaster ride. 

What do I have in bloom outside?  Nada.  Nor are any of my bulbs peeking out to see if it's safe to grow.

What is in bloom inside my house?  Well....a bit of a flowerball.


First is my pride and joy, my orchid, which just opened its third flower.  I didn't kill it! It rebloomed for me!  High five!




My impatien, rooted from a cutting from my summer garden, is also happy. She's on a north facing windowsill.
One of my African Violets.
Another African Violet.
And finally, my Christmas Cactus doesn't know it's February 15.  It's about ready to open its second set of blooms in three months.
I may not be able to post on time next month, but I'm curious to see how much things will change in the next 28 days.  Just think: it will almost be spring!


What's blooming in your garden/house?

13 comments:

  1. High five! I love your blog, your beautiful flowers and your writing. I even love your message about comments... very clever! I wish I had a green thumb, but I'm afraid I seem to kill any indoor plants that I come in contact with, so I will have to live vicariously through your lovely indoor garden. I look forward to seeing what you have outside in the spring!

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    1. Thank you for the praise - I will try not to disappoint come March 15! (it might be the 16th).

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  2. This is the first time I've visited your blog. Loved it, and will be visiting again.

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  3. Fab blog - I am excited to see things popping up in the garden - the sun is out this morning - what a joy :)
    Love your blog :)
    Cher

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  4. Beautiful blooms! Love the cactus!
    Have a wonderful week-end!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  5. Your house must be so pretty with all its blooms! I have house plants but not flowers. Not a green thumb at all but I love looking at everyone else's pretty flowers.

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  6. Lots of pretty Blooms in your indoor garden, a winter treat. It's always fun when Christmas Cactus takes on a new persona and blooms for another holiday.

    Mama always said February is a short month, her least favorite time. Next Bloom Day should hold many surprises, happy ones.

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  7. Lots of pretty Blooms in your indoor garden, a winter treat. It's always fun when Christmas Cactus takes on a new persona and blooms for another holiday.

    Mama always said February is a short month, her least favorite time. Next Bloom Day should hold many surprises, happy ones.

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  8. Your indoor garden is a lovely addition to bloom day. It's nice to see that even a humble little impatiens can make a contribution.

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  9. You might want to keep that impatiens as a houseplant. There is a disease called downy mildew that is slaying them throughout the country, with no cure in sight. Many wholesalers are not even growing them this year.

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    1. I didn't know about that problem, and thank you for the heads up. Ouch! I have problems keeping impatiens indoors for more than a few months - whiteflies, etc. but will see what I can manage. Impatiens do so well for me outdoors - I plant them (using plants) each and every year - then take cuttings and root them in water - so I have them in the winter.

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  10. My Christmas cactus is getting ready to bloom again too - any flower is a welcome sight this time of year!

    and nice to meet another local blogger [Kathy sent me :)]

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