Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and Foliage Follow Up

My two favorite memes about gardening are Garden Bloggers Bloom Day brought to you by Carol at May Dreams Garden and Foliage Follow Up brought to you by Pam at Digging.
These two memes are great for seeing what is Blooming in your garden each month and to make  you think about what else is important when blooms aren't happening such as this time of year or times between blooming seasons.

This time of year I look inside for any blooms. This 'Black Truffles' Begonia is one of two bloomers I have. The small begonia shaped bloom has polka dots on it. You have to look closely to see them. To do so in this picture you can click on the picture to make it larger. This Begonia is beautiful even when it isn't blooming. The dark Chocolate whirling leaves with limey green veins and maroon red undersides look good all year long. 
My old faithful orchid is starting to bloom too. It is such fun to have these pretty delicate looking blooms on these dark winter days. 
The Christmas tree is sporting some blooms too. Of course the Christmas rose and 
my one and only poinsetta continues to bloom year after year with no particular treatment of so many hours of darkness etc as real poinsettas need. This one actually gets months of darkness. 
I hope you are all zipping around enjoying the holidays. Try to stop and at least look at the flowers and foliage that grace your house and garden. Cheers.


  1. I don't have my glasses on yet, so I got closer to the computer screen to see what your tips on keeping poinsettias are, Lisa. Haha, yes, the darkness trick has done well for you:)

    I hate to miss Bloom Day, but I'm in the midst of frantic winding up of Christmas shopping, and there's nothing blooming here right now--even the Thanksgiving cactus is done.

    Wishing you and your Dearly Beloved a very Merry Christmas, Lisa!

  2. Good Morning Lisa,

    I love the header.....

    Black Truffles is gorgeous.....I love dark foliage with pale flowers.

    Ha.....that is about the only poinsettia I would be able to keep. They are always a mystery to me.......

    May you and your loved ones have a fabulous Christmas..........

  3. Love it all. Merry Christmas to you!!!
    Love, Julie

  4. Lovely orchid. Happy Holidays to you!

  5. Hope you had a wonderful holiday Lisa. I love your poinsettia and think I could use a similar one. Kittens are currently demolishing the houseplants so a nice fabric plant would really do the trick right now. Beautiful begonia, I was immediately smitten with the leaves. Great foliage indoors is wonderful so we always have something to look at.

  6. Lisa,thank you for being my blog-friend! Happiest of New Years to you, sending you much love!

  7. I'm in awe of your blooms. So beautiful. You must have a wonderful room for your plants.

  8. Dear Lisa, I really had to look twice if your poinsettia was real or not ;-) !! And then I continued reading and understood :-) !!
    Thanks a lot for your good wishes which I'm returning to you too. May 2015 be a healthy and happy year to you and your family!

  9. Hi Lisa, love your doggie laying in the soft green. He looks spoiled. I visted your other blogs and saw the polymer tiles you made. Beautiful. I made some awhile ago but they just sit around so far. I was wondering if your pearl powder is the same as PearlEx, which I have and don't really know how to use. It sits around too. LOL Guess we do a lot of "sitting around" here in sunny FL. Happy New Year, stay warm.

  10. Lisa your blooms are so beautiful and the decorations delightful. I especially like the intense but loving look your dogs eyes in your header! Happy New Year.

  11. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year. I love that Poinsettia ornament!


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