Tuesday, January 15, 2008
January Garden Blogger Bloom Day
I started my blog on April 7, 2007 and participated in my first Garden Blogger Bloom Day post on April 15, but Carol, from May Dreams Gardens started this creative venture in January. Happy Garden Blogger Bloom Day Anniversary, Carol, it has been fun sharing my blooms and has caused me to be more creative with blooms in my home and garden. I have also enjoyed seeing what others across the US and even in other countries have blooming. It has not only been fun but also educational in that I've had more exposure to unfamiliar plants and their Latin names. Yes, it is a bit of trouble and it's time consuming, especially when there is lots in bloom, but it has been worth the time and effort.
There isn't much blooming here at Robin's Nesting Place this month. I only have one African Violet and it is in full bloom. Thankfully the amaryllis held on for GBBD, but just barely. One of the amaryllis didn't bloom at all, another bloomed but wasn't very pretty, (pictured below) and one had stunning gorgeous blooms, (pictured above).
This is my first orchid and I've enjoyed it immensely. I had no idea the blooms would last for so long.
The Kalanchoe only has a couple of blooms left.
The yellow gerbera daisy is the only one still blooming.
Oops! Look what I found on one of the blooms! I'm glad I pulled this out for pictures today or I might have missed this. I'll be starting my indoor seeds soon and I don't want aphids sucking the life out of my new seedlings.
I picked up some of my new seeds a few days ago, (most of these are direct sow seeds). So, while I may not have much in bloom for January, I'll more than make up for it come summer!