Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What's Blooming

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.


  1. much like mine I am afraid although we may getr a few blooms by the weekend

  2. Your garden is making beautiful spring promises to you! Happy GBBD :)

  3. Looks like outdoor blooms are in your future with all those sprouts.

  4. My garden looked like yours quite recently so it is just a matter of time and all those little shoots will be flowers.

  5. Your grandmother had a lovely name. Could it be her mother was a gardener too? I get my gardening from my grandmother so just wondering.

    I hope spring comes soon! I think judging by the daffodils it won't be long now. Happy GBBD to you!

  6. In a little while your garden will be full of colorful blooms. Meanwhile, since your orchids did not give you some blooms this year, i am inviting you to see my orchid posts, even if they're not mine. I have actually posted 4 in a series, as i have lots of photos. haha. thanks.

  7. Great to see life starting to emerge from the soil. Soon your garden will be full of blooms!

  8. We are finally starting to see early signs of spring as well. No bulbs are poking up out of the soil (as they are in your garden) but there is a lighter note in the air and just a hint of warmth in the sunshine.

  9. Wow, I can't believe your snow is all gone already! And even if you don't have outdoor blooms yet, at this time of year those bloom promises from the daffodils and crocus are a welcome sight. -Jean


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