Sunday, January 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - January 2017

Good day and welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Come with me outside on this misty cool morning to see what is blooming. 
Unfortunately all I have found outside are the promises of some blooms. The Snowdrops are ready and waiting for a shot of sunshine to make them bloom. 
The Hammilis mollis is wanting to bloom too.I see a hint of yellow at the base of those buds. Excitement builds... 
While I was strolling around in the garden a flock of Canada Geese flew over. Headed out into the fields for their their morning feast. For your listening enjoyment, Wild Goose Song...
The mourning doves are lined up on the power line waiting for me to go inside so they can come to the feeders.
So sorry I did digress, let us just step inside where it is warm and dry.
Let M'lady show us a couple of blooms. 
She sits here in the kitchen with the rest of the orchids. She watches and waits for the rest of the orchids to pop open some of their buds.
Over in the living room in front of the patio doors the Staghorn Fern lords over the plants. The Limey Begonia is full of sweet little blooms. 
It is a job trying to get to the blooms for a decent shot.
The pale pink blooms with little polka dots are worth the trouble. 
The last but not least is the Black Truffles Begonia. It has quite a few of it's small blooms. 
They too have the little polka dots. Such a sweet little blossom.
For more blooms to brighten your day pop over to Carol's May Dreams Garden where she has been encouraging people for the last ten years to post their blooms on the 15th of each month.

28 comments:

  1. I love Begonias, but it is difficult to get the blooms in focus for a photo
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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    1. Hi Lea, I do the best I can getting those shots. Begonias are so nice during winter. They are quite prolific with their blooms. I appreciate their toughness and ability to bloom without any pampering.

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  2. Happy GBBD. I managed to overwinter one of my begonias last year; this year doesn't look like it's going to happen. Enjoyed seeing yours. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  3. Not much, but there i s already something beginning to awake in your garden....! Here everything is covered with snow and as I am sick with pneumonia at the moment I cannot go outside and check...
    I love your plants in the house!
    Have a wonderful sunday, Monika

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    1. It is always exciting at mid winter to step out and see a few things popping. Happy GBBD to you too Monika

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    2. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Such a dreary time of year to feel so bad. At least you shouldn't feel like you are missing anything. Be well...

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  4. Your lady head pot is beautiful and looks right at home with the beautiful orchids! How exciting to see signs of the new garden year already in your garden! Happy GBBD!

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  5. I love your Staghorn Fern. Orchids and Begonia! I didn't realize that you could grow the Staghorn Fern as a houseplant, so that is really cool. I just started growing air plants, which are similar, and will see how it goes. Happy GBBD!

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    1. I also have several air plants Lee. They can be addicting. So carefree and yet an interesting addition to the indoor winter garden.

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  6. At least you have some foliage. I would have to dig through snow to find my plants right now.

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    1. We are having such a weird winter here weather-wise Phillip. Your snow event was amazing. At least your plants are being protected from the cold.

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  7. Really gorgeous pictures as always...I especially love the birds in V formation.

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    1. They are even more fun to hear. They chat about where they are going and who should be next to lead the V.

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  8. Went to the Wis. Hardy Plant Society's annual winter brunch Sunday where we enjoyed a fabulous show of photos from the group's trip to England last summer. Totally forgot it was GBBD. We are going to have freezing rain or rain depending on temps this week but I doubt it will be enough to encourage any snowdrops to appear. I do have an orchid which is budding so I am rather proud of myself. I have not had Begonias for a long time but yours look so lovely that I should try them again. Something green and growing indoors right now would be a treat. Love the lady with your orchid.

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  9. I'm surprised you have snowdrops trying to pop up already! Maybe I should look more closely at my garden, but it's been so nasty out that I haven't ventured much past my back door. At least we didn't get the ice storm that was predicted for here. We've had lots of geese flying overhead the last few weeks, too. My daughter's boyfriend has been out hunting them, but they seem to know when he is here and wait until he's gone to return:)

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  10. You have a nice collection of potted plants. I think I need to try an orchid again--I had one that only lasted a few months. Your vases are nifty, too. Outdoor foliage and plants waiting to bloom--wow! I don't think that is happening here, but I'll find out after the ice and snow melt. It will be near 50 here by the weekend. Crazy!

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  11. You would love orchids Beth. The ones I have are the easiest to grow. The typical phalaenopsis orchids that they sell everywhere. Saying that when these blooms start popping and last until it gets hot during summer I am a big fan. They are color during winter and I love em. I have tried others but haven't had such luck.

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  12. Lisa ~ such wonderful photos of plants getting ready to bloom And love the baby orchids ~ my grandson and his fiancé just gave me a baby orchid plant ~ thanks,
    Wishing you a Happy Week ahead ~ ^_^

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    1. I hope you enjoy your baby orchid. They are so easy to grow. Have a great week.

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  13. Hi! I live in the tropics, but I can't seem to grow Begonias, but I love them.

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    1. Hmmmm, I would think the tropics would be perfect for begonias. I wonder what they don't like about your area. I have never found them to be fickle.

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  14. I like those last Begonias. I just noticed today that a Narcissus was poking up out of one of the containers.

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    1. I have narcissus, daffodils and crocus popping up here too. So strange.

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  15. Your blooms are such a welcome sight on this dreary winter day. They are really beautiful. I am in love with M'Lady; she's fabulous.

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  16. I love your indoor displays Lisa......stunning.
    A great talking point.

    Everything is frozen here.......no sign of any snowdrops yet :(

    Have a good week.

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    1. You wouldn't believe how warm it is here. The low temperatures are what we usually have for highs this time of year. Daffodils and crocus are popping up. Buds are on the hellebores. It is crazy.

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