Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day February 2011
I’ve actually got stuff blooming in my apartment so I decided why not participate in GBBD for the first time ever. What is GBBD? It’s a bunch of people with gardening blogs posting pictures of what’s blooming in their homes/yards. See May Dreams Gardens for a whole list of people participating. What’s blooming for me you ask? Not much but it’s something.
First we have my trailing African Violet. It can’t decide if it wants to be a single flowered or double flowered violet (and it has yet to decide to start trailing either) It does like to bloom a lot though (2 months straight now!)
Next up I’ve got my Cyclamen that’s been going at it for about 3 months now. It was looking a lot better a week ago but then I went out of town and things went to hell. I wish I bought a different color…I’m really sick of seeing white at this point. The fragrance from it is nice though and white definitely goes better with my blue violet than a red or purple one would.
That’s it for plants that are really blooming. The next two are probably kind of cheating but oh well.
First up we have my Iochroma cyaneum ‘Purple Queen’ It’s all budded up and ready to go. It would probably be open by now if I didn’t go out of town and not have anyone water it. This issue actually kept me up at night several times while I was out of town for a week. I considered calling the landlord and asking him to water it for me but decided that was a bit extreme even for me. In the end it survived (horribly wilted but still) and now the buds are showing color. I’ll have to post when they actually open. The shade of purple it gets is one of my favorite flower colors ever.
And last but not least is my 2 dozen roses that I got from work yesterday because we barely sold any. I’m not really into pink or white flowers but because it was either this or red I chose this. The kool-aid pitcher just adds to the classiness of getting yourself roses.