The Amaryllis (aka Hippeastrum) that I have kept close tabs on for weeks finally opened yesterday. By this morning, two blooms were open and I was thrilled. Better than that, the temperatures here were above freezing for the first time in weeks. The snow was soft and Lytton, the dog, spent much of the day outdoors.
Most Sunday mornings find me curled up in my reading chair skimming various newspapers online – one of my favourite places to visit is the gardening section of the UK Telegraph.
This morning I had fun checking out the various orchids featured there. Ever since receiving an orchid for my birthday, I’m scheming to obtain another one. The blooms on mine have lasted for over six weeks now. Can I pretend it’s my birthday again?
I didn’t spend quite the same amount of time as I usually do reading online newspapers since I just had to head over to the website, Blotanical.
What, you may well ask, is Blotanical? It is definitely worthwhile stopping in for a visit. You will discover a wealth of gardening blogs, all listed in one place. There are several search features on Blotanical, giving one the ability to search for garden bloggers anywhere in the world.
The brainchild behind this undertaking is Stuart Robinson of Busselton, Western Australia. You might also enjoy visiting Stuart’s blog, Gardening Tips ‘n Ideas.
One of my favourite features on Blotanical is the way in which each garden blogger collect points. Over the weekend, I logged onto Blotanical whenever I had a spare moment. I read a ton of blog posts, wrote messages and visited many blogs. I collected lots of points for each of these activities and, much to my amazement, I became a ‘patron blotanical’. Cool, huh?
So back I go to see if there are any new garden blog posts to read. I feel as if a whole new old world is awaiting me.
Just click on the banner below and have some fun!