Sadly, my orchids have not bloomed this year. Last year I had very few blooms. I hadn't fertilized regularly and so I thought this year I would be good about it to see if they would produce more blooms, but zilch! I have to conclude they just don't like the spot they're in. It is time to move them. I have another spot chosen but it will take a little work to get them set up. Hopefully next year we will see some beautiful orchid blooms.
The snow has finally melted and today we have sun just in time for garden bloggers bloom day! It has been a long stretch of gloomy days with snow and rain. The sun is very welcome and lights up the windowsills.
I just love the little drops of leaves on the first plant above. The leaves of the second plant blush with pinks and purples – they are like blooms themselves, although this plant does have tiny white flowers. I am not sure what type of plant either of these are. They were in a basket outside last summer and I had to bring them in because I liked them so much. My rosemary has survived the winter on my kitchen windowsill and continues to bloom among these little birds. One is a bird call.
My African violet continues to bloom and the other violets I transplanted are finally coming around. The crown of thorns flowers are yellow and are just beginning to bloom. I think this plant will spend summer on the porch. The shamrock is really blooming now with spring at the door. Lucky shamrock always spends summers outdoors.
And even though my garden beds look like a winter wreck, look what's starting to come up. We will have blooms in the garden in just a few short weeks! The robins are back in town, and the red-winged black birds and grackles have arrived with spring.
Garden bloggers' bloom day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens the 15th of each month. Stop by and add your blog to the list so we can see what's springing up in your garden.