Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!
It's the 15th of the month, and we are under our first winter storm weather warning today, for upwards of five to nine inches of snow with a changeover to sleet and freezing rain before it turns back to snow. My zone 5(b) upstate New York garden is done for the season.
We've had our freeze and our first snowflakes. Now we are about to get our first snowstorm.
But inside, the weather is delightful (as long as our heat stays on!) and that is where you will find my flowers. These are mostly plants I bought in (which will or won't survive the long winter) plus a couple I am trying to root.
Last, but not least - my pride and joy. It's not a flower but, rather is a baby. It's called a keiki, and it is a on one of my phalaenopsis. In another six to twelve months, it will have its own roots, and can then be separated from the plant and rooted.
A keiki is a small plant growing from one node along the flower stem of a couple of different types of orchids, including phalaenopsis. This was a Mother's Day gift to my mother in law a couple of years ago, but she knew she would be unable to care for it and gave it back to me after enjoying it for a month or so. It hasn't rebloomed, and this is the first time any of my orchids have given me a baby.
As an expectant orchid mother, I am so excited!
Thanks go out once again to Carol at May Dreams Gardens, who is responsible for this monthly meme. Why not go to other sites that have linked to her, and check out what is blooming all over the world?
Tomorrow - Skywatch Friday, and it's for the birds.