Friday, January 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - January 2010

As you can see this Abutilon has one bloom and one bud to show for Bloom Day. I highly recommend this plant if you have some partial sun to grow it in outside.  It also makes a great indoor plant during winter, if you keep it watered.  When I brought this beauty inside this fall it started blooming more than it did while outside. I think it was because it had been sitting in such a densly shaded spot.  It likes the winter sun that the decidious trees allows in. 


The poor little narcissus is finishing its bloom display.  There are very few blooms left.  I won't give it up until the last bud blooms though even if its pearly white blooms remind me of the snow outside.

I hope you have a wonderful Bloom Day.  For more blooms on this cold January day, or if you have blooms to share go to Carol's May Dreams Garden.

19 comments:

beckie said...

Lisa, I love the color of the first bloom. Something that bright will certainly brighten up the gloomiest of days. Have a great weekend!

fairegarden said...

Hi Lisa, that orange abutilon is refreshingly bright! Perfect to perk up a bloom day. The white is pristine and lovely, glad you have flowers today! :-)
Frances

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Aren't abutilons lovely? My only problem with them is that they seem to attract aphids and spider mites, although this year I have no visiting infestations to report at the moment (touch wood).
HOW many months do we have left to go before spring???

GardenJoy4Me said...

Lisa girl you have some gorgeous blooms here ! I love the white-ness ? !! of those flowers .. so fresh and energizing .. I should have a truck load here to make me wake up and feel better ;-)
I have always wondered about the red one too .. very pretty indeed !
Joy

Gail said...

hello Lisa! Happiest of Bloom Days to you...Love the abutilons. They do seem to be the flower of winter indoor bloom. Should I give them a try? Gail ps your mr linky link took me to May Dreams Gardens not here!

Nell Jean said...

What a creative way to present the narcissus! Abutilon is something I need to check into.

Roses and Lilacs said...

That red is so bright and cheerful this time of year. I always mean to buy some paper whites to force and never remember till way too late.
Marnie

Kate said...

Hi, Lisa;
First time visitor... a picture perfect white flower! I just love how pretty and delicate that one is, though all of your flowers are very cheery. Happy GBBD.

Cheryl said...

Two beautiful blooms Lisa.
Having an indoor garden is an excellent idea at this time of year......a gentle reminder of what is to come........

Rose said...

The abutilon is perfect for this gloomy day! I will have to look into finding one of these this spring. Hope the snow is melting where you are and have a happy Bloom Day!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I've never tried to grow Abutilon, but I like the form of the flowers. I don't blame you for wanting to hang on to the Paperwhite blooms. I'd have included mine had they still been blooming.

marmee said...

this is a great looking little beauty. we are having our crocuses and daffodils blooming inside right now and it adds so much to the dull days of winter.
happy january.

SandyCarlson said...

That narcissus made my day. Up and down, it made my day. Beautiful.

Marvin said...

A couple of great blooms, Lisa. I kinda partial to the narcissus too.

Annie in Austin said...

OK, Lisa - many Austin gardenbloggers grow Abutilon outside, but mine croaked. After seeing your beautiful bloom, maybe I'll act like a Hoosier and keep it outdoors in summer, inside in winter!

Happy Blooming Day ~

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

cyndy said...

Fragile blossoms in the middle of winter. sigh. lovely! thank you for the reminder of the promise.

Naturegirl said...

Lovely blossoms to help the dreary winter go by!In our stores the tulips are on display!!Bought my first bunch today! My heart smiles as I continue my healing!love and smiles aNNa xoxox

Kerri said...

My Abutilons usually bloom like mad when I first bring them in for the winter. They aren't blooming at the moment though. Glad you were inspired to bring yours in. It's such a cheery color :)
I love your paperwhite blooms and can't wait to see mine.
You have some lovely foliage plants too.
Lunar sure looks pretty against the snow. Looks like she's feeling good.
Our Jasmine is ill at the moment, poor thing, but seems to be improving today, thank heavens.

EAL said...

I don't seem to do well with abutilon, though I do love them Like Jodi, I have had bug problems, and with bugs, if the bugs are persistent, I will toss rather than treat.

This winter is going fast--at least it seems so to me.

Say, Lisa, you should do more tazettas. They can be kept going in succession through February.