Thursday, November 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day ~ November 2012

Heaps of snow, outdoors & Plumeria Buds, indoors.
 I'm coming up empty on this Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.

 The outdoor gardens are buried under a chilly drift of snow. Indoors, the house is filled with Coming Attractions...

Orchid Bud
Buds, buds and more buds...


Been waiting around all afternoon for this little lady to open up ~ desperately wanted to show off one new goodie. I suppose she'll do so tomorrow, when it's too late to claim her as a bloom day bloom.


Apologies for so many lame photos.

I'm just wandering around the house documenting what's happening. So many buds on this Orchid, she's drooping under the weight. When she does get around to flowering, it should be spectacular.


Someday soon, we'll be enjoying Calla Lilies and Amaryllis, but not on this bloom day...

What do you think about that Spanish colonial cross thingy in the background? I can't decide if it's cool. Or, tacky. It doesn't fit into the decor of this house at all. It's just a little reminder for me that I should be moving south to New Mexico, where I'd most likely be weeding an outdoor garden today.


I'm conducting an odd experiment with Hen and Chicks indoors. IF this wretched little thing survives, (and that's a very big if) she could become an extra special Christmas present...


I do have some ecstatic bloomers in my lair ~ aka the office...


A couple of little cuties in the kitchen...

Plus heaps and heaps of snow, everywhere I look. Did you know that snowdrifts serve as a thermal blanket for your outdoor garden? It gets so deep around here, I can cheat growing zones by two, from USDA 5 to USDA 7.

Pay a visit to Carol at May Dreams Gardens to meet other gardeners in kinder climates. And, Happy Bloom Day, Everyone!

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10 comments:

dorothy said...

With all of that indoor color, I wouldn't miss the outdoor blooms at all! The kitchen cuties are especially adorable!

Rilly said...

always enjoy your photos, envy your orchids. The 2 I have are the first I've ever had and neither one of them re-bloomed despite doing what the instructions said. Oh well, I have friends who have no luck with begonias so guess it all even out. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Kalantikan said...

Those first and last photos are outstanding for me, most specially because i haven't seen them yet. I saw real snow in person only once, mostly saw just the snowcaps at the distance. And those Phalaenopsis are tropical, which we have here, oh you must be a very good indoor gardener. If i may suggest something, i guess those succulents should have been planted in another pot with holes at the bottom before placing on top of that wonderfully elegant dish!

Scotkat said...

Wow I so love your Orchids its so exciting watching them rebloom .

I have many to yesterday I fed all my orchids and wont be feeding them now untill end of January.

Come pop in to my trowels forum you can see all myOrchid photos there and others.

forums.trowelsl.com.

I so enjoy reading your wonderful blogs.

Scotkat said...

Has your buds openend today Kate?

patientgardener said...

I am so not jealous of your snow but I am jealous of your beautiful orchids. I am hopeless with them and never get them to re-flower

Friko said...

Hi Kate,

I used to think that outdoor gardeners couldn’t be bothered with indoor plants, not any more. You have quite a spectacular display. Sadly, I kill most of my indoor plants. I do have one orchid which has finished flowering and I’m keeping it in case it decides to give me another bloom or two next year.

Nice to have had a visit fro you.

I am still doing gardening out of doors, but it’ll soon be time to pack it in for winter.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous orchids. Valerie

Carolyn ♥ said...

Your Coming Attractions are intriguing and your Kitchen Cuties... delightful! Stay warm.

Carol said...

Wonderfully crisp and always interesting!