Yesterday the second stalk of my Amaryllis finally opened – and just in time for the monthly Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. Carol of May Dreams Gardens initiated this monthly sharing of what is blooming in gardens around the world.
Even though I blew and blew on the buds looking about to burst open on my birthday Orchid (above), they didn’t cooperate. No doubt they’ll be in bloom for next month’s bloom day. That is, if I don’t forget to water the plant!
winter, I have been amazed at how well the Bougainvillea over-wintered
in my front east-facing window. When the bracts and some of the leaves
started falling a few months ago, I thought this spelled the deathknell
of the Bougainvillea.
Then one day, I noticed some new growth, some of it pink.
Since then, the Bougainvillea has grown amazingly – the longer hours of
sunlight seem to be spurring it on. The little white flower in the
midst of the pink bracts is the actual flower. So, I can say that my
Bougainvillea is blooming. It is pretty exciting to think that
Bougainvillea can be kept alive during the winter months here. For us
northern gardeners, it is a beautiful plant to help ease the long dark
days of winter.