Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day ~ December

Find more blogger's blossoms at Carol's place. She's the inventor of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.

Mini Roses enjoy the view from my sunny window.

Truth be told I don't care for my house all that much. It's old and desperately in need of updating. But, it has this bright, sunny window that always brings a smile to my face.

In fact, that's why I fell in love with the joint. That and the fact it's located across the road from a nature preserve that makes for some interesting sightseeing.

Paper Yellows
Paper Whites are ever so popular but I see too much white in winter. To get a job in my sunny window you need to be a warmer color. :)


Giganto Amarylis!

I had big ideas for this place 7 years ago. A fixer upper! I was naively excited ~ how hard could it be to fix up an old house?
 

Turns out, way too hard. I'm better at planting flowers than I am at pounding nails. :)

* I've got lots of indoor bloomers for GBBD, though they won't be here for long. I've grown most of these little darlings for Christmas gifts.

23 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Kate what a wonderful picture of your miniature roses with the snow in the background.

Carol said...

What great gifts Kate! Your first photo is stellar (what a contrast) and all are lovely, cheery and luscious. Carol

azplantlady said...

What beautiful colors. Your gifts will be much appreciated. I totally understand about how much work a home can be. I too, would much rather be out in the garden.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Kate~~ You've got some lucky friends. Your fabulous amaryllis blossom does something to me. I can't describe it but warm fuzzies comes close. Paper Yellows--I love it. We need all the warmth we can get.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Kate,
I enjoyed your indoor blooms, especially with the view of outside. We live in the house my husband grew up in. We had some repairs and restroom updates done before we moved in, but the kitchen needs lots of work. Every time I save money for it, it gets spent on something else. I don't know how my in-laws raised 5 kids here. I hope you are able to get to some of the updating you need done.

jan said...

The mountains behind the rose is a great photo! Do you get the paper yellows ready to go, or do you 'prepare' them for forcing? I love paper whites, but the only time I tried a yellow one, the results were not great. I finally planted them outdoors and two of five bloomed. So I went back to 'whites'.

Flowers said...

Carol..seriously, your photos are stellar ... I really love them. Enjoyed your blog very much.

Ellie said...

Wow Kate, that is an amazing view! I could just sit there and look out of the window the whole day.
Love your blooms as well. The paper yellow is gorgeous (didn't know they had yellow ones) and the Amaryllis looks bold and delicate at the same time.

Star said...

Your snow there looks so crisp and new and I love the falling snowflakes on your Blog.
Blessings, Star

Kate said...

Hi, Hocking Hills -- Thanks! The baby roses seem to love it in that bright sun. :)

Kate said...

Thx, Carol -- That's very sweet of you to say ;-)

Kate said...

Hi, AZ -- Oh, yes... Garden projects are loads more fun! :D

Kate said...

Hi Grace! I'm pretty nuts about that color of Amaryllis, too. May have to come up with a lame excuse to keep that one....

Kate said...

I'm the same way, Sue... I save up for an indoor project but then I spot a fab new idea for the garden and instantly switch gears...

Kate said...

Hi, Jan -- The Paper Yellows.. I potted the bulbs in soil, stored them in the garage for a month and they grew very easily. - just love their buttery color!

Kate said...

Thx, Flowers -- It's mostly the magic of Photoshop. tee hee

Kate said...

Thx, Ellie! That window is my little zen spot for morning coffee.

Kate said...

Hi, Star -- That is one of the blessings of the mountains... It snows almost every day so it's always white and pretty.

troutbirder said...

What beautiful indoors flowers. I especially like the Christmas cactus and amarylis. Lack of window space seems to be my biggest problem though!

Kate said...

Thanks TB :)

When it comes to indoor blossoms no window is big enough!

Happy Holidays... ~ kate

Granny J said...

Thanks for brightening my day with those beautiful, cheerful blossoms!

Kate said...

Thanks, Granny! Merry Christmas! :))

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Great pictures, fantastic view from your window and lovely blooms!