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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, November 2009

Hi All, I've been ill and in the hospital and am still weak and shaky, but I'm here for
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Here is what is blooming outside today; snow blossoms. But it is wet snow and we are always thankful for that in this climate. This is the Dooryard Garden and Patio just outside the sliding glass door from the sunporch.

This Lily blossom just popped out of the bud overnight, in a dining room bouquet. I didn't know what color to expect and this is sunny and cheerful!

These Lipstick Vine blooms brighten the sunporch where we go in and out through the back sliding glass door. I am so glad that I found this plant at a local greenhouse several years ago after seeing one somewhere, I can't even remember where I first saw one, but love the way that the lipstick grows out of the tube as they bloom. This plant has done so well in this south window.


When I look out at the snow, I know that underneath are still blooming the Pansys and Violas.
On Thursday I picked a gorgeous orange one for my Mom, who was sitting in the back seat of the car, on the way home from her doctor appointment. They will appear as the snow melts and usually I find blooms all winter long, here in Colorado's Banana Belt.
May you all have blossoms and blooms in your life, today.




6 comments:

Kate said...

Hi, Granny;
What lovely flowers you have! Looks like you and I keep busy gardening the same way - indoors while we watch the snow fall! :)

I was sorry to read that you were in the hospital. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery. I may have to try one of those lipstick vines. Very happy colors.

kate

Deb H said...

Fran, I hope you perk up soon. Sorry to hear you haven't been well!

Your outside garden looks a lot like mine right now. The flowers are beautiful though!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I'm sorry that you haven't been feeling well. I hope your health, energy and enthusiasm will soon be restored.

I'm not a winter weather person, but I'm kind of looking forward to our first snowfall. There's just something magical about it.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I'm glad you're feeling a bit better, and that you made it to bloom day. Hope you continue to get better and better. Under the snow, everyone is growing and resting for a spectacular spring.~~Dee

Rose said...

Granny, I do hope that you are feeling better and are on your way to a speedy recovery! Thank goodness we don't have snow here yet, but all too soon my garden will look much like yours. It's great to have some indoor blooms like that beautiful lily to enjoy on these cold days. Thank you for visiting me; I enjoyed reading some of your previous posts. Your cozy commode cover is such a clever idea; I would think others would love to copy that pattern. You asked about my lemon verbena--it would be a great plant for your sunporch, if you have room. It should fill the room with a delicious lemon scent.

Barbara C said...

Thanks for all the beautiful flower photos. I hope you're on the mend.