United States Edition

Bloom Day May 2012

Tuesday, 15 May 12 Hail 13°C / 55°F

  • 12
  • Very Happy

Hello again Folia. I need to sit down and catch up on you. There are unresponded messages and so many journals to read. Why? Because there are so many interesting people worth following.
My absence is nothing personal, events (usually relating to my job in some way) have conspired against me and things have built up to an intimidating level. ;)
Anyway, I shall write a little journal about my flowers and avoid my responsibilities once more.
There are so many things that deserve their own journals, and they are the stars of the show here.
Everything is so beautiful at the moment, and there are so many buds on things (more succulents, about which I am particularly excited). There’s so much I’m learning about, and will learn about.
It’s a great time of year.
Clearly, feeling positive, if a bit ditzy.

1: The May mosaic.
2: My new Streptocarpus hybrid I bought at the plant sale. I was just thinking I wasn’t growing enough from the Gesneraceae family, and out of the blue this stunner arrived.
3: Sarracenia x harperi, which deserves a journal of its own.
4: Meconopsis betonicifolia, which does also.
5: The Horniman plant sale which I was a part of from the first seed to frantically (though smoothly) setting it up on Sunday.


This entry is about

Day 223

Aloe aristata

Aloe aristata

Day 115

Tradescantia zebrina

Tradescantia zebrina

Day 115

Tradescantia fluminensis

Tradescantia fluminensis

Day 172

Tradescantia pallida

Tradescantia pallida

Day 170

Gasteria 'Wisley Purple'


Day 205

Gasteria sp.


Day 224

Gasteria huttoniae


Day 125

Pelargonium zonale 'Probably Red'

Pelargonium zonale

Day 150

Pachyphytum compactum f. Cristata

Pachyphytum compactum

Day 316

Aeonium 'Zwartkop'




  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    Wonderful picture of the tibetan poppy. That plant is too beautiful to be true. I might have to grow it again.

    Posted on 16 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • Tralamander

    Tralamander wrote:

    Thank you very much anelson, I hope it brings you joy again. :)

    Posted on 16 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • Bdapy2

    Bdapy2 wrote:

    Stunning pictures and plants!

    Posted on 16 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • Bernieh

    Bernieh wrote:

    Fantastic collection of blooms! Your garden must be looking an absolute picture!

    Posted on 16 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • orientallily

    orientallily wrote:

    Your meconopsis is exquisite!

    Posted on 16 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • HollyBee

    HollyBee wrote:

    Well, I had to google that pitcher plant … I didn’t know they put out a flower like that … so cool ! All of the flowers in the photos are beautiful.

    Posted on 17 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • seeingreen

    seeingreen wrote:

    What a lovely array of blooms but its the meconopsis that does it for me – stunning!

    Posted on 19 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    A thumbs up for the meconopsis, for sure, i must check growing possibilities in my zone.

    Posted on 19 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • LouiseM

    LouiseM wrote:

    Yup – I’m in the meconopsis fan club too. Something on my list that I’ve always meant to try….and probably fail! :)

    Posted on 20 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • Tralamander

    Tralamander wrote:

    Thank you all for your kind comments. :)
    rosemariegardener, yes, the himalayan poppy is very hardy, and prefers cooler climates. My zone is apparently too warm in fact. Zone 5a is perfect.
    LouiseM, it really is as simple as using erocacious compost. good luck to you!

    Posted on 21 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • flowerweaver

    flowerweaver wrote:

    Lovely! I like the fuschia!

    Posted on 22 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • Tralamander

    Tralamander wrote:

    Thank you flowerweaver. :)

    Posted on 22 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

Like to add a comment? You'll need to sign up for a free account, or log in if you're already a member.

Previous Journals

Later Journals



Apartment Therapy logo

Whether you're rocking a full-fledged veggie garden in the backyard, have a stellar natural landscape in place of the front lawn, or are coaxing edibles and bee-friendly varietals from random containers on the porch, this online garden journal is for you.

More buzz about us...

Latest Activity

Folia Badges and Widgets

Folia Blog Widgets

Want some super cool badges to stick on your blog? What about a funky widget that shows everyone what you are growing? Sounds like you need to get over to our Goodies page pronto!

Tour | About | Help & Support | Contact | Terms | Privacy | Community Guidelines | Goodies

Homegrown by Nic & Nath All photos and content © their respective owners.

Free Gardening database | Free garden organizer | Vegetable garden software | Mobile gardening app

Popular Plants: Tomato | Sweet pepper | Chili pepper | Basil | Bean | Carrot | Cucumber | Rose | Lettuce | Onion | Strawberry | Daylily | Spinach | Potato | Radish

View original on