Monday, March 15

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - March 2010

It's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day... and while there's nothing yet worth showing out in the garden, I have quite a few things that are still in bloom in the house:  The passalong abutilon from Kylee, abutilon megapotanicum and dragonwing begonia (both in "dormancy"--ha!) in the attic, and some nameless rescued orchids with tiny red flowers.  The peace lily and the jewel orchid are still going strong, too.


An embarrassment of flowering riches, really, for Cleveland in March.  And yet I'm most excited about two newly discovered buds.  The amaryllis that I blogged out in my previous post, and this:



That soon-to-be beauty is a bud on my Paphiopedilum Canticle x Macabre Pie--last shown here, in February's foliage follow-up, with its dead previous bloom stalk still intact.  I picked it up this fall on clearance, as the last flower on the previous stalk was fading, so I never expected rebloom so soon.  I can't wait to see it!


For a proper showing of actual spring beauties across the northern hemisphere--and  maybe even some "fall" jewels from our friends south of the equator--visit Carol's March GBBD Roundup post at May Dreams Gardens.

9 comments:

noel said...

aloha,

aren't phaps exciting especially when they are just starting to develop buds....congrats

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It we don't have sun today, and it isn't supposed to be sunny, I will only have a few buds to show too. Your orchid bud is very exciting. I hope all pops open soon. Happy GBBD.

Lzyjo said...

That's so excited, can't wait to see. I do love the buds too, always very graceful.

NellJean said...

Exciting presentation of the buds. Spring is headed your way.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Good morning! I love this shot of the bud. He, here in frigid Ohio we will take whatever blooms and color we can get this winter.Sounds like you have a few blooming to keep you going until spring. ;-)
Lona

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Your lonely little snowdrops from your previous post made me smile. The Orchid is very exciting, I can't imagine being able to get one to rebloom. It has such great foliage too.

Gail said...

The foliage on your paph is one of my favorites and I can't wait to see what this 'good buy' looks like in flower! I hope spring arrives quickly and stays awhile. gail

healingmagichands said...

Spring is where you find it, and sometimes that necessarily is indoors! I had plenty going on outside this time. I have never had that much luck with orchids, but I do love to look at them.

Layanee said...

You are getting close to a fab bloom.

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