Tuesday, December 22, 2009

What's Blooming?

I can't find a single thing blooming outdoors after our deep freeze last week, so I'm posting pictures of my kitchen windowsill, which keeps my spirits up during the drearier days of winter.
 
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This is the sight that greats me each day when I step into the kitchen.



I got this orchid from my beloved brother who raises them and has greenhouses full of these exotic beauties. He lets me take home blooming plants as long as I bring them back before I kill them. The Gardenia next to it gives me a little tropical jolt when I give it a good sniff.


I love this green amaryllis. I'm one of those people who likes the oddball plants.

8 comments:

patientgardener said...

I love the Amarylis as well - I have one of the more ordinary pink ones but next year I am planning to get some more unusual ones next year

Christine B. said...

What an unusual Amaryllis! Thanks for sharing these pictures with us. You have a nice arrangement with your brother to swap the plants out before they croak. I should be so lucky!

Christine in Alaska

Cheryl said...

I love that green Amaryllis.....I have never seen them in that colour before. Perfect...

Have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2010.....

NellJean said...

Beautiful Amaryllis, beautiful Orchid. Next year I'm going back to red Amaryllis, in different heights, planted together. Well, that's the current plan.

Thank you for visiting my blog Foxes Earth. I blog there rarely, only when I think of some fox or earth related topic. My more current blog is here:

http://www.seedscatterer.blogspot.com/

Secrets of a Seedscatterer
--This is where the amaryllis pics are.

leavesnbloom said...

I love the way you have that ribbon tied so gracefully around your Amaryllis. Did I tell you that I love orchids! wow your brother has greenhouses of them thats wonderful - does he let you go and choose what you want? I also see a gardenia on your window sill too - it has such a wonderful scent doesn't it. I'll tell you what a lade is over on my blog . Good to meet you and have a Happy Christmas

CiNdEe said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog(-: I enjoyed visiting you too(-: The ice fountain is so cool(-:
My window sill is full of african violets. They seem to love it there(-: It is nice that you are able to enjoy the orchids that way(-: They don't do well for me here. I think its to dry.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Count me in as one who also loves the oddball plants. I giggled that your brother makes you bring the orchids back before you kill them. I need a brother like that for anything but phalaenopsiseseses.
Happy Christmas to you; I'm glad we found each other through the wonderful world of blogging.

VP said...

I love your Amaryllis - I must look out for some of those for next year :)

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I look forward to catching up with your blog more thoroughly in 2010!