Wednesday, January 12

New Year, New Blooms

So... where did the rest of 2010 go?  Somehow, it ended without me even being able to show this beautiful poinsettia that I enjoyed for the holiday season:

Ah well. Life goes on, and so does the garden--even indoors. Now I'm enjoying this beautiful fuzzy echeveria that has (unexpectedly) decided to grace my wintry kitchen with a few warm blooms:

Notice that rope-y thing in the left foreground of the photo that shows the whole plant? That's one of the three (3!!!) flower stalks that are budding on my little 4" hoya that hangs in the window above. I think it must like it there... and that I'm going to have some cool flowers to show in just a couple of months! It's always nice to have something to look forward to in the wintertime.  :)


Lisa at Greenbow said...

It is always exciting when the echerverias start to send up their little blooms. My Ech is stretching for the light. It grows in such an odd way until it gets out in the spring/summer to get filled up again. I just love hoyas too. I don't have one now. The blooms will be nice this winter. I see you changed the name of your blog. I like the new header. Good to see you survived the holidays.

Patrick said...

nice work on the close ups. look forward to you posts in 2011.

Stratoz said...

one of the few plants we have inside is a hoya. How cool that you have potential blooms. happy for you and gives me hope. Happy New Year!

Kylee Baumle said...

Hi Kim! Here we are, another winter in Ohio, hoping spring arrives early, like it did last year. I've got an Echeveria in bloom right now, too! The blooms last a long time!

Is your hoya one that has nice-smelling blooms?

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Kim;
Pretty pics. Where does the time go? It's been too long since I've paid you a visit. I've never heard of this cutie, echeveria, but I'd love to add her to the sunny window collection. Hope you're having a good weekend.

Wandering Jew Plant said...

Great close up captures. So lovely.

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