Saturday, February 5, 2011

Welcome to My Garden

The temperature is 67 degrees this morning.  No, the snow isn't melting.  I've just decided to go with the inside temperature for awhile.  It's amazing how that decision has perked me up!!  And, to get even further into the "perky" mode, I've spent the morning gardening.  A little brown leaf plucked off here.  A stake added there.  And little words of encouragement everywhere.

Welcome to my blogging and indoor garden room!



Orchids, bamboo, dried hydrangea and scarlet amaryllis on it's second blooming of the season all reside to the right of my computer desk.



I was pleasantly surprised when, just as the first blooming stalk was dying back, a second stalk ascended and opened to four more blossoms.


Rather than being added to the rubbish heap, the Ma Made can proudly holds this colorful little gem.

Have a beautiful weekend.  May the best team win!!

33 comments:

  1. Hello, stopping by from Wives with Knives! Your garden looks great, congrats on the second blooming, that's fun! Curious to see what Team Ina was about-Happy Weekend:@)

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  2. A very beautiful and comforting garden. A little green thumb there, my guess. (smiling)

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  3. Aw, pretty! I have a red amaryllis on its second bloom, too. I love them!!

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  4. Your garden is lovely. I know it brings you sunshine inside.

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  5. Is that a Kalanchoe in the "sweet orange urn"? Not the usual Kalanchoe blossom, but the leaf looks familiar.

    I love it would something surprisingly blooms a second time. Enjoy your lovely "indoor spring" day.

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  6. I love your indoor garden! So pretty. Makes me long for spring. Thanks for adding a bright spot to my day!

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  7. Bonnie, your amaryllis is just gorgeous. Mine did not bloom at all this year. That never happened before and I'm feeling a bit cheated. It is good to garden in February, but take care not to hurt your knees or back :-). Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  8. Not only can you cook, you are a gardener. Lovely colors to have while you blog.

    now that is thinking positive, looking at the temps on the inside. Bravo!

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  9. Beautiful!!! I love amaryllis and orchids. The father of a friend in Louisville years ago had a greenhouse filled with orchids he babied. They're an amazing plant. You definitely have a green thumb as your plants look so healthy beautiful. You were lucky to have a second bloom! Is that a cactus in the back by the wall?

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  10. And it's so nice to see blossoms in the dead of winter!

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  11. i am a firm believer in recycle so i love that can holding the plant. a beautiful and brilliant winter garden and all protected from the cold. i have not seen the bamboo inside like that, i have seen the little ones, but not like yours. i really like it

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  12. What a perfect gem of a blog post! I love the red of the flower -- and I can almost smell them all -- that indoor flower fragrance that is at once musty and fresh.

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  13. love the indoor garden... we all need a bit of colour this time of year... and I adore that old tin can as a plant pot, totally inspired work!...x

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  14. Bonnie,

    Love the Mamade can. Love that stuff. Your indoor gardening is inspiring. I bought a hyacinth this morning because the roses were twice as much as they were last week!

    I will put it near the computer after I use it for a centerpiece.

    Carol

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  15. Enjoyed your indoor garden and it has inspired me to do a post about what is blooming inside my home. I grow orchids and have several blooming right now and have several amaryllis just putting up a second stalk of bloom. I really like the way you have yours potted up. I may redo mine. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  16. What a great way to bring Spring weather indoors. No doubt those cool weather plants are enjoying the 67 degrees.

    Stay warm.

    Velva

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  17. You are The Plant Whisperer!!! And I hadn't even known it! All those exotic and hard to grow plants, and you grow them in just anything, you have a super green thumb!!!

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  18. Amazing! I love that you shared these beauties with us; I have to say it reaised my spirits; thank you so much.

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  19. Thanks for sharing your cheerful garden! It brings smiles --- and to think there is all that snow just outside the window!

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  20. I have been pondering whether I want to try orchids. I think I had one once upon a time and didn't have the best of luck.
    Brenda

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  21. Indoor blooms always help get me through the winter. Yours are beautiful! Right now I have African violets and Christmas cactus blooming. :)

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  22. What a BLAST of needed color! I think I will buy a blooming plant THIS WEEK as that would be welcome to all the WHITE and GRAY we have here! Your blogging area is so cheerful.

    LOVE your header photo with the energetic oranges!

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  23. Bonnie, your flowers are so beautiful! They definitely add a bright spot to this cold weather and I like your idea of just going with the inside temp!

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  24. Indoor gardens make dreary Februarys bearable. You seem to have a green thumb -- I get the Mamade whenever I can find it -- makes decent marmalade.

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  25. I love the tin can!

    Your garden makes me long for spring!

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  26. Ahh, the perfect garden for a snow cold day...thanks for the uplifting post and reminding me that the galss is half full!

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  27. Great indoor garden!
    It's very cheerful looking.


    Enjoy the game.

    Melinda

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  28. I have a weakness for beautiful orchids. Your indoor garden looks healthy, thriving and happy.

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  29. What a wonderful way to stay bright during these cold winter months. I loved seeing all of your beautiful blooms (they reminded me of my father, who has a passion for gardening and his flowers). Thank you for sharing, sweet friend. May your Sunday be one of peace and love.

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  30. pretty! Youcan send me some of your snow if you'd like. It snowed here yesterday then all melted within hours. It was in the teens and twenties and today in the 60's. crazy weather!

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  31. I love your little haven of flowers!

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  32. Oh what a beautiful indoor garden! Seeing that day in and day out would definitely make me happier!

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  33. What a gorgeous garden! Beautiful!

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