Monday, February 15, 2016

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - February 2016

I thought about not making a Bloom Day post this month. Right now I have the same things blooming that were blooming last month. So I decided to try to photograph my continuing orchids in a different way and happily there are a couple other things blooming too. Such as...
 This witch hazel Diane. She is blooming up a storm despite the cold and snow. I might have some snowdrops blooming too but they are under snow right now.
 This crazy little Thanksgiving cactus is once again blooming. It had it's most buds and blooms when I first brought it inside this fall. Then it has bloomed twice more. Not so many but it always puts a smile on my face to look over at this little plant and see a huge floresent bloom popped open.
 This white with pink polkeh dotted bloom orchid is a tiny plant. I bought it last year to decorate a fairy garden I made. The fairy garden proved to be too big to keep on display in my home so I dismantled it and tucked this small orchid into the crotch of this limb that I have mounted the Staghorn fern onto. I hope they all three take hold of this limb.
 My last new bloom is this orchid that has a yellow throat. The white and yellow of this orchid seem so pure. I couldn't quite capture it as I would have liked to. There are so many blooms on this orchid. Twenty one blooms and even more buds, but who is counting.  I should have taken an overall shot.
 This orchid was blooming last month. It has a big sturdy stem and healthy plant but only three blooms. They are quite striking though so I forgive it for having so few blooms.
 The last orchid is the orchid that has been blooming the longest. It started blooming before I brought it in for the season. It has continued to bloom. I am seeing that the color of the flowers are beginning to fade.
The last plant blooming is one of my favorites. It blooms so prolifically without much encouragement. The Black Truffles Begonia.
So if you are tired of looking at the same ole blooms or you live in an area that doesn't have any blooms at this time of year head over to Carol's May Dreams Gardens blog to see blooms from all over.
You can also share your blooms with us. I would love to see them.


  1. Ahhh but you have so many blooms! Love them all. I need to go get a few orchids!

  2. Love that Witch Hazel! Wish I had one!

  3. Very pretty!
    Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!

  4. The witch hazel 'Diane' is the only one I ever grew and it never bloomed!

  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I especially love the second picture's colors.

  6. lovely blooming macro shots ~ so colorful and Spring like ~

    It is still winter in MA and high winds today with temps up a bit ~ that is good.

    Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

  7. You have quite a few things blooming. Thanks for sharing them with us! Like you, I wonder if some plants are blooming under the snow. Soon, we'll find out! Happy Bloom Day!

  8. I think it is amazing that you have these gorgeous blooms this time of year.

  9. Happy Bloom Day, Lisa :-) I always admire 'Diane' in your garden. By gosh you've got a varied collection of orchids there - very pretty. I'm not a begonia grower (my Mum is) but 'Black Truffles' looks quite handsome :-)

  10. Gosh, it is so nice to see these beautiful blooms. They made me smile on this cold day.

  11. Hi Lisa, I admire your orchids! I particularly love the fairy garden one. These blooms would put a cheery spin on the bleakest winter day.

  12. I'm just tired of winter period. Love seeing your orchid blooms. I've never been able to get them to rebloom. I should do some research on that. I have a combo white orchid pot with a large one and two small ones. I'd love to keep it and get it to rebloom later. Happy late bloom day.~~Dee

  13. I just love the witch hazels. My vernal one at the old house is blooming but none here:( Orchids are so pretty! I got one too! A decal one for the wall. It's very easy to grow;)

  14. So many pretty orchids! I bought my first two a year ago, but only one has bloomed so far, and not for very long. I think I have a brown thumb when it comes to houseplants:)

  15. Lisa girl your orchids are amazing ! .. that Stage Horn fern is always stunning to me ... but that cute little cactus ? TOO CUTE !!
    I am like Rose ... I have a brown thumb when it comes to indoor plants so I have to admire other gardener's treasures ... brrr it is ugly out there but the temps are supposed to be warmish all week with some rain so the snow should disappear ... thanks for stopping by girl !
    Joy : )

  16. Beautiful blooms, and winter blooms are always so welcome.

  17. I love that Witch Hazel!
    For some reason, they aren't native to our county, but they do fine in our yards and gardens. Lovely to see almost any time of year!
    I used to have one ... before the dogs ...


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