December 14, 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

                I must have flowers, always, always, always. -Claude Monet

And so can you if you have enough light to sustain colorful blooming indoor plants.  If you don't I suggest that you purchase a grow light or lamp to keep them happy during long, low-light winters.   I was never able to keep persnickity rosemary alive but she is now on her second season inside.  How I love her pungent smell and taste.

The poinsetta, christmas cactus and paperwhites are my Christmas favorites and I'm hoping that Santa will bring me some orchids to add to my indoor garden collection.

After blooming all summer my Mandevilla is dropping its leaves one by one and has been relegated to a corner where she will rest for a while .  Soon she will recover and send out new growth.

My indoor garden cheers me up on cold gray winter days and it makes me feel as if I'm in a greenhouse.

Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for sponsoring GBBD and for encouraging us to have flowers year round.


  1. I agree with you and Monet, flowers are a necessity in life, like breathing.

  2. All your potted plants look fabulous grouped together in front of the window ... love the Paperwhites and that pretty jug and container on the end.

  3. How wonderfully cheery your indoor garden looks.

  4. Seasons greetings. Your indoor garden looks very lush. I hope Santa remembers you with some orchids.

  5. If I had that nice an indoor window garden it would be hard to leave the house! I hope you're able to drag a chair up next to it and read from time to time.

  6. Nothing like lots of greenery and blooms indoors to chase this winter chill away. I hope, too, that Santa brings you an orchid.


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