It's not as brrr as it looks but it's most definitely not gardening weather.
This is always the hardest month to be chipper on Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. 'Cause I just know when I visit my southern blogging friends they'll be inches away from springtime. Or, worse yet, showing off first blossoms.
What? Me? Jealous? Okay, maybe just a little. I'm 5 months away from digging in the dirt.
I have nothing to show for myself outdoors though it is quite colorful indoors...
Orchids, Cyclamen, refugee Poinsettias (everybody gives me theirs after the holidays) jockey for position in the sunny window.
Velvety Amaryllis are showing off a 2nd round of blossoms. I had terrible luck with bulbs this year though this late bloomer has certainly made up for her slow-as-snails performance.
Red Birds are bursting at the seams, climbing out of their tiny pots.
Loves Me: White Hydrangea.
Loves Me Not: Darling Kalanchoes are 'sort of' blooming. I have pink, yellow and orange but the yellows are so covered with bugs I was embarrassed to show them. I wouldn't want you to think I'm a lazy gardener or anything.
Most of my flowering favorites are in the 'coming attractions' teasing phase. I've got tons of Butterfly Orchid buds! I think they're about ready to pop.
And, I just know they'll burst into bloom on February 1st, the second I hop a plane and hit the road for an entire month.
Scoot on over and say hello to Carol at May Dreams Gardens. She's the smart cookie who hosts Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.
PS! And, last but not least...
So, things aren't completely barren outdoors...