We’re almost to the end of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day so I think I’d better add my 2-cents worth. Carol of May Dreams Gardens acts as hostess to more than 70 participating blogs. Wow!
Since we had a slight warm up last weekend and throughout the week, I had made plans to spend Saturday morning hunting the garden for signs of spring. I woke up early to the sound of the city snowplows scraping the road. Uh-oh! Pulling open the shades provided a view of a snowy landscape. Well, that ruined my outdoor plant exploration.
That’s alright, I’ve got my back up-plan.
Many of the hyacinths I forced for winter blooming are done. The first photo was taken two weeks ago, the second, today.
Inspired by Sue at A Corner Garden I have begun checking out and investing in houseplants. Following in a family tradition, I got an african violet which is blooming nicely right now.
I also have some geraniums that I have been overwintering and a poinsettia left over from Christmas. They really like my east window. The poinsettia looks as good today as the day I brought it home in December. Usually the flower looks pretty bedraggled by February.
My Mom, who has the green thumb when it comes to indoor plants, has a blooming cyclamen which she got for her birthday last month and her Christmas cactus which FINALLY bloomed this week. I guess this year it is the Valentine cactus.
Looking back at the photos, I’m seeing a lot of pinks and reds. Very appropriate for the holiday weekend.
Happy Pink Day!