Thursday, December 15, 2016

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - December 2016

This Garden Bloggers Bloom Day finds me trussed up like a Christmas goose in front of the fireplace. I sit here with great anticipation. No, not about Santa's arrival but about the blooms and buds that the indoor garden is giving me this time of year. 
Not that there is much going on outside in my zone 6 garden that is frozen over but inside. A few of the plants that I brought inside this fall are giving me some buds and blooms. 
The limey begonia is starting to put up some buds that will soon turn into the sweet little polka dotted blooms I like so much.
You can see here that one is about to open as other buds  are peeking up through the leaves.
My most famous performer in December is this Orchid that begins blooming almost as soon as I bring it inside. It is so thankful to be inside it sends up some blooms to thank me for bringing it in. These blooms normally last through winter and I am indeed thankful for them. 
Yes, I know this isn't exactly a bloom is it?? It is a small lemon on my little Lemon tree. I just had to throw it in for a little excitement. It is another thing I am looking forward to with great anticipation.

When you get a little down time and need some quiet lovely blooms to soothe your busy nerves of the season, pop over to Carol's blog for more blooms of the month.

Monday, December 12, 2016

In a Vase on Monday - Outside

The vase I have to show you this morning is outside. Right before the weather turned wet I stuffed some holiday cheer into this urn out front. I took white pine snips from the side lot. The holly berries came from a friends huge holly tree and the red twigs came from my garden. Just a little fun for the holidays.
The leftovers went into an empty planter out on the patio. 
I kept a few holly sprigs to put in the window box outside my office window. I love to see the Mockingbirds discover the berries later when it really gets cold. The Mockingbird often has to fight off the Cardinals for these winter treats. 
Do join us today and show us what you might have in a vase on Monday. Pop over to Cathy's at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others are finding this time of year to place in a vase.

Monday, December 5, 2016

In a Vase on Monday

On this cold gloomy Monday it is surprising to have something from the garden in a vase. If Cathy who brings us this Meme thinks her vase is a bit of a cheat because she cut her vase full a few days before I clearly out cheated her. ;)
Right before first frost I took some cuttings from a huge coleus that I want to try to have some starts for next spring. I put them into a vase to hopefully grow some roots I can pot up sometime after the holidays. 
While I was decorating for Christmas I thought it looked a bit dull so I put in a sparkly spike of Christmas cheer. 
Happy in a Vase on Monday to you all. Do pop over to Cathy's blog and join in or just admire all the vases set up for our pleasure.

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