Thursday, February 10, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
There is a reason they call it "the dead of winter."
There are some Garden Bloggers Bloom Days when I have to decide what to show you and what to leave out. Today, however, there are two things in bloom indoors and nothing, of course, outside. (The outside is basically white-- covered in snow-- in Ohio.)
Indoors we have my poinsettia, still hanging on from Christmas. I have actually remembered so far to water it each week and it is doing well but for a few leaves that have browned, curled and fallen from the base of the plant. Still, not to shabby.
And, as usual for this time of the year, my salmon amaryllis (variety unknown-- a pass-along plant from one of my favorite families) has begun to bloom just when I need something to cheer me up against the long winter ahead. The plant itself looks stressed, but the blooms have begun and more are coming.
Other than that, I'm getting along by reading seed catalogs and dreaming of the sun on my back and the dirt underneath my nails. I can make it, I can!