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bloom days for 2011

Monday, 16 Jan 12 Cloudy -3°C / 27°F

Just a list of what was blooming for this past calendar year’s blooom days. There are only four as I only joined Folia in August and started doing the ‘bloom day’ thing in September.

The picture of the amaryllis is actually the January 2012 bloom day awardee. It was so pretty, I just couldn’t resist. It’s Black Pearl.

December 2011- poppy anemones
November 2011 – orchid
October 2011 – chrysanthemum
September 2011 – dahlia

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Dahlias

Dahlia

Chrysanthemum, brick red, semi-double

Chrysanthemum

Day 74

Orchid, Phalaenopsis, purple, miniature

Phalaenopsis

poppy anemones

Anemone coronaria

Comments

  • Tralamander

    Tralamander wrote:

    Your phalaenopsis looks nicely misted! :) And good to see your Schlumbergera is getting enough moisture – they do like a lot more than other cacti.

    Posted on 16 Jan 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Amarylis

    Amarylis wrote:

    This is a lovely show of flowers, orientallily! Never thought of doing that idea! I shall have to copy your idea! ;-))

    Posted on 16 Jan 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • orientallily

    orientallily wrote:

    Have you been ‘checking up’ on my indoor garden, Tralamander. The Schlumbergera will be happy to know you care. And Amaryllis… please feel free to copy the idea. Everyone should do this. I was a lot of fun going back to the old photos.

    Posted on 16 Jan 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Loratika

    Loratika wrote:

    Orientallily, what beautiful flowers! I’ll admit that most of the focus in my garden has been on vegetables & while I do love flowers, most of the flowers in my yard were from flowering trees & bushes. I didn’t really have plants that were strictly flowers that I could pick & bring in to put in vases. Although I did bring my orchids in (in their pots) and I did sometimes cut & bring in some flowers to make arrangements, It wasn’t the same. I have been toying with the idea of planting some flowers in my vegetable beds & just planting some flowers around my yard, but I never go around to doing so until yesterday. I just happened to plant several varieties of flowers in cells & planned to figure out later where I wanted them.

    Seeing your blooms today, all I could think of was, “yaahh!”. I was so glad I finally got around to planting some. Your flowers are so beautiful and inspiring to me! I hope sometime soon, I can have a display half as nice as yours. Thanks for sharing your beautiful blooms in this way!

    Posted on 17 Jan 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • orientallily

    orientallily wrote:

    Thank you Loratika. What kind words.

    What’s does that saying go like? Vegetables are food for the body but flowers are food for the soul? Or something like that.

    I grow mainly flowers because I like working with them. I hate weeding! What a thing for a gardener to say, huh? And a vegetarian gardener at that. But I do. It’s true. (I actually think a lot of gardeners feel that way but very few are willing to admit it… put it out there in the open. At least, I’m hoping I’m not the only one.) I’m willing to tolerate weeding in the flower garden but I never do nearly enough. And if I can think of some reason – any reason at all – to not weed, well, I don’t. I know from personal experiece that if a bed of veggies and a bed of flowers need to be weeded, I will always gravitate toward the flowers. That’s just me. At least I admit it.

    I do however, love the idea of being able to go in the garden and pick fruit or veggies. There’s something very satisfying about that thought. Getting to that stage is my problem. But this coming year, I’m really planning on making the effort to grow some tomatoes (have before but not the last couple of years) and lettuce (there’s really nothing better than fresh lettuce). We have two high bush blueberries bushes and I’ve ordered three more. I also ordered some strawberry plants and I’ve already started some from seed. Fruit can be as pretty as a flower. I think I can manage that. Just look at what Folia has done for you and me… you’re planting flowers and I’m planting food!

    And Loratika, the veggie garden is the PERFECT spot for a little patch of flowers for cutting. They’re harvested just like veggies… only for a different purpose. You’ll have so much fun growing flowers. And just think of all the bloom days!

    Posted on 17 Jan 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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