Sunday, March 6, 2011

Green Thumb Sunday

March 6, 2011

The first two violets were begun from leaf cuttings last year. Now look at them!
They're ready to blossom!

This dainty looking violet below was purchased at the grocery store tonight.
I don't know a thing about it - except to say that it was an exceptionally reasonable purchase!
It's in "isolation" right now - until I know for sure it's not inhabited by critters.

And yes. One of my "Johnny-come-lately" amaryllis bulbs is nearly ready to bloom!

It's just keeping itself out of the compost pile - for one more year! ha.
Actually, the bulb became so healthy last year that it had a baby. I'll leave it in the pot this Summer and remove it next Winter when I give everyone a re-potting.

Just thought you might like to see the greenest of the green here!
Nothing Shady, yet.


catmint said...

amaryllis is looking happy and healthy - don't let it hear your compost remark or it may droop in fear!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

What beautiful violets.
My amaryllis bulb is headed to the composter if it doesn't do something soon. I threatened it last year and kept it any way. So, it's on its last chance.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Liz, Here's the laugh: Last year, in Marcy, I threatened 5 amaryllis bulbs that they MUST bloom or "out to the compost pile you go!" They each sent up stalks and bloomed. I keep telling them this year that they must bloom, "or else." For 3 of them, it seems to have worked. (Every year I give one away.)

Hi Gardener, Threaten it again. I have one bulb that may end up out there this year...

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Oh, I laughed out loud where you said 'it's just keeping itself outta the compost pile!' I sometimes suspect my lazy houseplants of the same last ditch effort.

Darla said...

Congrats on your violets and your will be a while before ours bloom as they are in the garden.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Kate! It's true. ;-)

Darla - Oh you people in those warm climes. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Yay flowers! You gotta get them where ever you can.

Rosemary said...

Shady all your babies looks so healthy. So nice to see the promise of flowers at this time of the year.

Rosey said...

I have been waiting to see any hint of a bloom on my A.V. but no luck.
Enjoy yours!
They are pretty!