Sunday, February 14, 2010

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day ~ February

 
Cymbidium Orchid

It's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and while I'm thrilled with all my indoor flowers, I'm a bit disappointed that the buds of my little newbies are late to the party. Perhaps they'll put on a pretty show for March.
  
For now, I hope you enjoy the Micro-mini Roses
  
And, some more Micro-mini Roses.
  
Are you growing weary of my Micro-minis?
  
Then howsabout an Azalea?
Or, the dainty orange blossoms of this cute little Kalanchoe? 
No? That's not working for you?

Perhaps a worrisome garden drama is more your speed? Edna, the Christmas Cactus I've owned since college began flowering in mid-November. I usually get a month of pretty blossoms out of her and then the old gal falls back asleep until the next Christmas season. Here it is, mid-February and she's still blooming up a storm. And! She's still budding!
It's finally happened.
I think she's lost her marbles.

* Find lots more blogger's blossoms at Carol's May Dreams Garden. She's the inventor of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. With any luck, our blogging friends in kinder climates have some goodies blooming outdoors.

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38 comments:

Wendy said...

great blooms! I also have a Christmas cactus I got waaaaay back in college. It's chugged along for a lot of years now. I did a post on it and it's whole life story a few months ago. Love the cymbidium. The colors are great!

susie said...

NIce photos, I love the cymbidium.

Tufa Girl said...

I like your miniroses. What interesting leaves they have. Very textured.

NellJean said...

They all work for me, beautiful show.
Happy Bloom Day.

Rose said...

You have some gorgeous blooms indoors, Kate! To have roses in bloom that aren't going to wilt in a week would be a real treat. Edna must enjoy winter:) No "real" goodies blooming at my house--more snow fell last night.

sweet bay said...

The orchid is gorgeous. Roses and azaleas blooming?! I am so impressed by how beautiful your indoor plants are!

Town Mouse said...

Who could tire of orchids? Great pix!

Happy bloom day!

Kate said...

Hi, Wendy;
I'm so thrilled to meet another 'lifetime' cactus owner! I'm heading over to find that post.

Thx, Susie, Tufa Girl and NellJean; I'm glad you like them. I feel that I'm being awfully boring this month, with nothing new to show...

Kate said...

Hi, Rose;
I do love my little minis. Keeps me sane during the long winter. They're a pain, though. Kind of high maintenance but, for me, worth the effort.

Kate said...

Thx, Sweet Bay and Town Mouse! I don't really have much to do with it... I thank the big sunny window for all these happy flowers.

Melanie said...

I love the orchid. It's great to have plants, like your Christmas cactus, that live on and on especially when they are flowering plants.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I would never tire of looking at your mini roses. Happy GBBD.

Kate said...

Thx, Melanie;
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a comment from another person who has owned a Christmas Cactus for decades. She's very special to me.

Kate said...

Thanks, Lisa;
They are a labor of love... :)

Liza said...

You're funny. I have a Christmas Cactus named Easter, and she's just plain crazy.

noel said...

aloha,

what a celebration for bloom day, i love the orchids and that gorgeous cymbidium, can you believe its too hot here in hawaii to grow those cymbidiums? what a nice collection you have blooming today. I enjoyed reading your beautiful post today:)

Noelle said...

I absolutely love the photo of your miniature rose with snow in the background. Roses with snow is not a pairing often seen :^)

Kate said...

Aloha Noel - You are just plain evil flaunting your simply fabulous perfect Hawaiian temps. hee - hee. I'm bundled up under a blanket, waiting for it to stop snowing. Hey! Wanna swap houses!?

Kate said...

I had a simply marvy time strolling your Arizona Garden this morning, Noelle! Happy GBBD!

patientgardener said...

I have a fairly new Christmas cactus which has flowered briefly this year, I am looking forward to it flowering its socks off in a few years time

Kate said...

Hi, Patient Gardener;
Fingers crossed she lives forever! Mine has and - up until recently - she hasn't always had the best of care...

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Kate~~ So this is what happens with plant-senility? Okay by me. LOL

Amy Farrier said...

Love the drama of the orchid. Exciting to see your cactus still blooming!

Jean said...

Very pretty! And no, I could never tire of those roses. The orchid is gorgeous.

lostlandscape (James) said...

Oh, poor Edna! Should we be enjoying her in her seasonal confusion?

Looking at your flowers it's easy to forget the season...until you at the one shot of the minirose with the snowbank outside.

Kelly@LifeOutOfDoors said...

Kate - so happy to have found you. Thanks for leaving a comment on my site. I don't think there is such a thing as too many micro roses - especially against that white snowy background. I love your tough-love attitude about watering your plants...I feel the very same way. I'm so excited to be headed out your way next wednesday for some skiing. You know, after more than 70 inches of snow in Philadelphia this winter, I think I need to fly across the country for more snow! Kelly

Kate said...

Hi, Grace and James!
Sure! Let's enjoy crazy Edna's blooms while we can. She's up to something... I just don't know what! :)

Kate said...

Hi, Amy and Jean;
If you're orchid lovers, I'd say go for that one. She's a bright beacon in my too long winter.

Kate said...

Woohoo, Kelly! Are you skiing on this side of the mountains -- i.e. Park City? My email address is on the profile if you'd like some local's tips.

PS: I'm very proud of you... wanting more snow after you've been pounded out east! :D

Geno's Garden said...

I was just looking at a cymbidium at the nursery today (seems like I saw one that lives outside at a client's house). Just checked my Sunset, says it will take it to 28 degrees. Now, there's an orchid!Thanks for the pics! Jeannie

Carol said...

Kate you have a wonderful indoor garden... beautiful colorful shots... especially love the backdrop of snow in contrast to the warmth and blooms inside your home. ;>)

jan said...

I always love whatever is blooming in front of that window. What a gorgeous view! (indoors and out!)

Wunx~ said...

Cymbidium... ooh!

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

gotta love cymbidiums!

Muhammad khabbab said...

What gorgeous cymbidium. Lovely blooms of roses as well.

Granny J said...

What, no orange flowers? Thank you so very much for the colorful vase of flowers that graced my nursing home room for a week. Oh, so appreciated! BTW, are in the Uintas or the Wasatches?

Kate said...

Lovely to see you over here, Granny! I'm glad I can continue to keep tabs on you in the blogosphere. I'm in the Wasatch Mountains. The High Uintas or only 40 miles from me, though. So, for all I know they're one in the same. Welcome back! :D

Shelle said...

what a lovely sight thru winter...they're all perfect!