A Peek into the Bloom Day Greenhouse

Just a peek at a few blossoms.

Begonias are usually a sure thing for blooms.
Stunning in red, they are pretty in pink, too.
Mistletoe Cactus Rhipsalis has fat buds about to open.
There are white Begonia blooms at lower left, just so you
know I have white, too.  Amaryllis bulbs are slow so this
is as close to a bloom as I have, a fat Benfica bud.
Behind are Kalanchoes just coming into bloom and you
can see tomatoes in the back ground. I picked 3, ripe.
Tomatoes are still blooming too.
Spider plant entered into the spirit of things with little
white blooms on long, long stems.
Chlorophytum comosum blooms, little spiders on the ends.
First of Pentas cuttings to bloom. Ready for Spring.

Usually there are blue conehead blooms on Persian Shield in late winter. Only Purple Heart has blooms so far. They are in separate pots but jammed in together willy nilly under a bench for a little shade.

Hyacinths are blooming outside while these just kind of
took their time. At least the buds were not killed when I
put them in a refrigerator to chill where there was fruit.
I dressed the pots with moss as the Swedish do.
Winter is not over. These will be wonderful in bloom.
Join the fun at May Dreams Gardens on Sunday to see what’s blooming in gardens everywhere.
If you haven’t a bloom to show, rush out and buy an orchid plant. They are not nearly as difficult as you’ve been led to believe. The one I bought before Christmas has just shed its last bloom and my older plants have new bloom stalks emerging, one with fat buds the size of grapes. I keep mine in the house in an east-facing window.


  1. I loved seeing your nice spring blooms…Better than the 8-12 inches of snow they are predicting here in Louisville…
    But…I will still ooo and ahhh over how pretty it is!

  2. Oh, those moss-dressed hyacinth pots are wonderful. And now I need a greenhouse… for days this like – total blizzard in eastern Canada. Thanks.

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