Friday, January 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - January 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

It's the time when we get to see what is blooming everywhere...
This is the brainchild of Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

On the 15th day of every month, you are invited to show What's Blooming at your house.
Sometimes that's hard...
But there's always something colorful to show, somehow or somewhere.

Thank you for visiting! After you finish, head over to Carol's via the link above. You can see what's blooming there. Next, look to see who else has posted (look at the comments at her site) and visit their blogs. :-)

Blossoms at Shady's?

I keep forgetting to ask Joan the name of this begonia!
We purchased them at the same time... and she's the one
that remembers the name.

The kalanchoe is so healthy-looking... and it's decided to bloom again.

My Christmas Cacti are getting buds again. (The dark pink one is always first.)

The "Snow birds" of Iowa.
(These are the ones that stay here!)

Happy Bloom Day!


jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

The bird blossoms are as wonderful as the indoor flowers, Shady. We'll get through winter eventually.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Lovely pictures, I just can't get enough of seeing your stunning cardinal pictures. ~Rebecca

Rosey Pollen said...

That is an aweseome photo of the cardinal. Cute! The birds help me get through winter too.

Noelle said...

I love that flowers can be enjoyed year-round because of those beautiful plants that can be grown indoors :-) Your birds are so sweet... We have snowbirds (the human kind) here right now...

Rosemary said...

What a joy to have some thing in flower in the house......

Rose said...

Your indoor blooms are so cheery. But this time of year I enjoy the snowbirds just as much as any indoor blooms. Nothing like a bright red cardinal to perk up the garden!

Darla said...

Is it an Angel Wing Begonia? Are your 'Snow Birds' Sparrows? I wish I could grow a Christmas Cactus.

Jim Groble said...

Your bird pictures are great. I can't grow a house plant for anything. yours look wonderful.

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Outstanding bloom day !
Love the wonderful bird pics.

To answer your question...we have Carolina Wrens year round. Don't know why :)
Life is fine here in Jersey...nothing eventful,but I like it like that.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Jodi! Absolutely. :-) In the meantime, you hang in there!!

Hi Rebecca, Isn't he gorgeous? I love seeing the fine "hairs!" :-)

Rosey... We Winter Snow dwellers are actually given a great show, aren't we??

Hi Noelle, You're probably seeing a lot of "Iowa Snowbirds" these days! ha. I did think about doing more with that "pun," but decided against it. Thanks for picking up on it!! ha.

Rosemary, It is. I'm wondering about those (crazy) amaryllis bulbs that didn't perform last year. I set them out again this summer and we're going to try again. If they don't perform this year... out to the compost pile they go!!

Hi Rose - I'm absolutely in agreement with you. :-)

Darla, I'm really not sure about the begonia. That sounds like a great guess to me! :-) The sparrows are House Sparrows. The one on the right with the black face is the male. The other two are the females. I must have a good window for these cactus plants. They seem to do very well.

Thank you, Jim. You have to know that the light is the most important factor in growing indoor plants. I've had terrible luck in some homes and better luck in others. Our present home has great E,S,and West exposure! :-)

Hi Patsi! I always enjoy your visits. :-) Your Carolina Wrens look so much like our little House wrens... Uneventfulness is nearly always the "best!"

joey said...

Wow, Shady ... you MUST frame that stunning cardinal photo! (I too believe it is an angel wing begonia)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Joey, Okay! :-) I love the cardinal photo, too. Pray things are going well for you. xx

Kathleen said...

I think I've heard it said that birds are the flowers of winter ~ I absolutely believe it. You always have the best luck with cactus and your begonia is sure pretty too. Happy belated bloom day!
ps Wish you could come over and have tea with me!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Kathleen, Wouldn't that be fun?? :-)

Anonymous said...

So wonderful to see the birds coexist without a fight. Our cardinals are not so polite, thinking they own everything, even against each other. That is a wonderful begonia, and the cactus reblooming is a bonus. :-)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

LOL, you have friends who remember the names of your plants. The Begonia is going gangbusters it looks like, and I'm so jealous that your Kalanchoe is reblooming. Mine is mad at me because I need to add more soil to the pot. I love the puffed up Cardinal.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Frances, Sometimes our cardinals get a little "cross-wise," but usually they do very well. It's those Blue Jays that think they own the place! ;-)

MMD, You'd be one of them, too, if you lived nearby! ha. The kalanchoe loved being in the shady outdoors this past summer... Isn't the Cardinal beautiful?