Saturday, February 15, 2014

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - February 2014

Even as the Full Snow Moon sets this morning I am thinking about blooms. It is nice to  be able to go to Carol's May Dreams Gardens to browse the colorful blooms posted from around the world. You know there is summer out there someplace. Just not here.
Here we have to come inside to find a pretty bloom. This is the other orchid I have blooming. It just popped out this little beauty at the right time to show you. 
We have had a bit of warmer weather lately. It got up into the upper 20's this past week. This awakened the Witch Hazel 'Diane'.  
But these blooms wouldn't even tempt Annie to get out and explore. She prefers to lay in front of the patio doors inside to soak up the sun. 
How about you? Are you able to get out much this winter? Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day anyway.

19 comments:

  1. Pretty orchid!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
    Lea

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  2. Lovely orchid, Lisa! And I love the witch hazel. Frank the pug doesn't much like this cold or snow either, but Sophie is loving it. Every time she comes back inside she has a white nose:)

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  3. You've got a wise dog in Annie; she'll know when spring is really out there. Beautiful, full-scented 'Diane' can wait.

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  4. Can you see the red witch hazel blooms or smell them from a distance or do you have to be up close. Mine are a yellow version and too far away in deep snow for much effect.

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  5. Did you take the moon photo? Amazing! I can never get pics of the moon. And could you email me sometime about witch hazel? I want to plant some. And did you know the 'witch' means bendable?

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  6. Witch hazel always amazes me! Such weird and beautiful blooms!

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  7. Love that moon shot! It captures that particular moment in the garden, when the light is just perfect.

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  8. I love orchids, they are such cheery amazing houseplants!
    Here in London I enjoy my garden all year round, as long as it isn’t raining – which it has done a lot this winter. I hope spring is arriving soon for you, happy GBBD!

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  9. that witchhazel is awesome!!!! i wonder if it would grow here in zone 10?

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  10. That is indeed a pretty orchid. Your 'Diane' reminds me that I wish I had a witchhazel to bloom for me at the end of winter.

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  11. Diane is a beauty and so is that orchid. Love love love the first picture of the moon!

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  12. Your full-moon shot is wonderful! All of them are. Your orchid is a stunner.

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  13. And a happy bloom day to you. :0)

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  14. Awesome moon photo! The moon caught my eye during the ice storm. It was so pretty and lite up the yard during the night... I am with Annie, a nice warm spot to hide from the remainder of winter for me....

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  15. Definitely not getting out much this winter.I don't know how long it will take for the 8 foot snow back created by the town plow to melt this year.

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  16. Your red (or orange) witch hazel is very nice. I've got a yellow one and it is blooming since middle of January. Every year it flowers at the same time, even if there is snow and cold outside. It's a perfect winter shrub, isn'it?.
    Wishing you some nice and warm Spring days to come!

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  17. Dear Lisa - just catching up with you...your orchid is beautiful. It is always nice when it it cold outdoors that something lovely is blooming inside. Hope you are starting to see signs of spring.

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  18. Dear Lisa - just catching up with you...your orchid is beautiful. It is always nice when it it cold outdoors that something lovely is blooming inside. Hope you are starting to see signs of spring.

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  19. Nice orchids. It got over 50 degrees here today, a lot of snow melted.

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