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.