Saturday, January 15, 2011

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - January

One of my goals in 2011 is to up the amount of garden related content on this garden blog gone astray. I know I'll never have a one topic blog. My life, my way of thinking just isn't like that. Which for me is good. Hopefully, for the folks who check in from time to time, it's good for them too.

Last year I noticed several of the garden blogs I follow doing a monthly Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post.  On the 15th of the month, bloggers share pictures of blooms around their garden. Seems like it would make a great chronicle of the year. This year I plan on adding my name to the list and participating. Of course, it's January in Wisconsin. Not much actively growing outside, let alone blooming. Will have to stick with the indoors for now.

And unfortunately, I'm not much of an indoor gardener. So slim pickings.

Thankfully, kiddo had given me an orchid for Christmas. Intended for my new office with its wonderful bank of east facing windows. I hadn't brought it into the office yet. An obvious place to start when hunting for blooms.

Next I checked the Christmas cactus I'd been handed down from my Grandma. About a month late to see it in its glory. A single bloom and the remnants of two others were all that remained.
Lastly I checked what I call Martha's begonia. Ordered from Logee's several years ago after Martha Stewart had done a show on growing begonias. And I'd been drawn in by the black leaves. Sure enough a couple of blooms.
And that's it. Looks like I may have to add a few more indoor's gonna be awhile before I'll have any outside!