Each month for the past year, Carol at May Dreams Gardens has sponsored Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. It is a mid-monthly opportunity for all garden bloggers to post photographs of the plants blooming in their garden.
This is my first Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day post. I figured it was better to be one day late than not participate at all.
Since my outdoor garden is hidden under much snow, the only blooms that I have are indoors. I was so hoping that the Bengal Clock Vine would have two blooms open by today. They are almost there (at right).
The Bougainvillea bracts continue to glow in pink (above). The small, white flower is the only one in bloom – the flowers are really quite insignificant for Bougainvillea.
The Black and Blue Salvia (at right), put out another bloom. I have a suspicion that this one will be the last until this cutting is planted in the garden.
I am even more in love with my birthday Orchid (pictured below). Every day I wonder if the blooms will start showing signs of fading.
I thought my dog, Lytton, was a perfect backdrop for the Orchid. He grew bored with picture taking and decided to have a nap. Houseplants generally don’t interest him.
Finally, there is my vase filled with dried roses. I figured they could count as blooms, even if they have long since died. I love keeping dried flowers to remind me of the people who gave them to me.
even without ever writing a word
or painting a picture,
by simply molding one’s inner life.
And that too is a deed.
(Etty Hillesum, writer)