Friday, February 12, 2010

Floriferous Friday

I'll be a little quiet for the next couple of days or so... there's a post scheduled to appear Monday.
Have a wonderful weekend!

I've been watching these hyacinth bulbs Very Closely! :-)
Can you tell that Bulb #1 is beginning to bloom?

(This photo was taken Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010)
(taken Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010)

(taken Friday, Feb. 12, 2010)


Bulb #1 -
taken 2/9/10

taken 2/11/10
taken 2/12/10


Bulb#2 - 2/9/10

taken 2/11/10

taken 2/12/10


Bulb#3
- 2/9/10

taken 2/11/10

taken 2/12/10



Now - a few other items worth the mention...




Speaking of "floriferous!" (Did I mention, Messy?)

Can you find the three new "branches" on this orchid?



Loaded Kalanchoe


Want to take one more look at the hyacinth?
Mr. Shady's instructions? (Something I thought I'd never say. ha.)
"Don't go too near the kitchen sink!"
As well as being floriferous, the hyacinths are "odiferous!" (Something that makes Mr. Shady sneeze!) ha.



Happy Valentine's Day, early! Enjoy your weekend. :-)This little vase was purchased in Stillwater, MN - a "Sisters' Weekend" a few years ago. :-)

16 comments:

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos again Shady! Your house plants are all beautiful, they really cheer the Winter days. The Hyacinths are coming on so well and I swear I must have 'smellyputer' as the moment I scrolled down I could smell the lovely scent!

Oh goodness! It looks a bit chilly in your garden, our recent sprinkling didn't last long and although there was more forecast for today it didn't materialize.

Have a lovely (warm) weekend :)

Rosemary said...

Shady love all the flowers , how nice to have something flowering in the mid of winter. Hyacinths are a fav especially when the scent perfumes the whole house.....

Shady Gardener said...

Hello again, Shysongbird! Thank you for visiting so soon. We are still in the thick of Winter, here. I don't expect much warming until sometime in March, but April often gives us a surprise snowfall (doesn't last long). ;-) May is usually a safe time to be planting outdoors, although I've been known to plant at the end of April.

Hi Rosemary, It is wonderful to have a few blossoms at this time of year. The hyacinths offer the double-treat of good looks and great scent! :-)

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Lovely flowers!

Have a wonderful Valentine's weekend!

Cheers,
Cameron

NellJean said...

Arent' hyacinths a joy to watch?

Kathleen said...

The hyacinths are beautiful Shady Gardener ~ my favorite color too!!! I really do like the marbles in your vases. Very attractive. You definitely have a green, green, green thumb. All your plants do so well and I'm insanely jealous about the 3 new bloom stalks on your orchid. That is going to be fantastic when it blooms. Be sure and post lots of pictures! Have a great weekend as well and Happy Heart day to you!!

Nutty Gnome said...

Gorgeous - I can practically smell them from here!

Have a great weekend :)

Kate said...

Very pretty! Perfect to show off for the upcoming bloggers bloom day! Happy Valentines, Shady - love the woodsy view out your windows.

The Garden Ms. S said...

What a fresh treat to have so many indoor plants blooming. And, oh my, new growth on an orchid - this is your week! :)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It sure is floriferous at your house. I remember that vase from when you've shared it before, it's so cute.
Happy Valentine's Day :)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

With all my plants in the house over the winter, I don't find room for bulbs, but enjoy seeing what others have. Wow, once they start budding, the blooms come quickly! They sure are pretty!

I hope you are having a great weekend! I haven't been blogging much, either, and have lots of moving to do yet before the remodel. I am so excited!

ChrisJ said...

I have the same problem with hyacinths as Mr.Shady has. Lovely to look at, and an encouraging sign of spring.

Rosey Pollen said...

Hey, thanks for commenting on my daugter's anime post. I love these hyacinths you forced. They must smell incredible! Happy vday

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Cameron, I'm sorry Ii haven't been to visit you for some time. Wonder what's happened?? Hope you've enjoyed a great weekend and Valentine's Day! :-)

NellJean, This is my first experience, and yes. They are fun to watch! :-)

Hi Kathleen, Thanks for your note. I'm having fun with the hyacinths, and yes (!) am excited about the orchid. :-) YOU should be taking the photos, though!

Hi Liz, Hope you've been having a great weekend, and that you're feeling better!

Hi Kate, I spent a bit of time watching the woods in the backyard today... the huge snowflakes were beautiful! :-)

Garden Ms S, Thank you for visiting today! I see you have hyacinth in bloom, too. :-)

Hi Catherine, Thanks for your visit. YOU, on the other hand, are beginning to enjoy some outdoors... aren't you?

Hi Sue, I can well imagine you are excited about your kitchen remodel. Hope you enjoyed a nice weekend. Happy Valentine's Day!

Oh, Chris J. Thank you for your visit today. I'm sorry about your sensitive nose! I enjoyed a quick peek at your blogs. :-)

Rosey, It was my pleasure to comment to your daughter. What fun for her to write on your blog. :-) Yes, the hyacinths are very fragrant! I (me) love them! ;-)

catmint said...

Great photos, I particularly love the lst one, so funny, lady with a large flower on her hat!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi catmint, I love this funny, little vase, too. And it reminds me of a very fun day. :-)