Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – November 2011
Considering it’s November, there still are a lot of flowers at the Nettle Nest.
Plenty of violas out on the windowsills:
The snapdragon still hanging in there:
The Salvias (yes, I know it’s a crappy picture, and no, I don’t care):
Even the crazy peppers are still blooming on:
Inside, the Sedums in the vase totally count, because they’re rooting, and I’m planning to keep them. Yes, because I need more stuff on my balcony.
The Ceropegia sandersonii is kind of an old hat, because I don’t think it has ever not bloomed:
The rosemary and the Tradescantia heard GBBD was approaching, and said, “hey, we want to play too!”
And of course, the Christmas/Thanksgiving cacti!
No wonder they’re the winners of the houseplant tournament over at Plants are the Strangest People – at least, I assume they are, I’m writing this on Sunday night, and it’s looking good for them.
I developed the odd habit of cheering on my favourites while I voted – Schlum-ber-ger-a! Schlum-ber-ger-a!
They’ve bloomed quite well for me this year – the pink one is still going strong, the others are mostly done. I was especially happy with the pink and the red one – passalongs from my grandmother and mother, they may sprawl all over the place, but they had a lot of buds, and didn’t drop a single one when I moved them from the bedroom to the living room where I could enjoy the flowers. The yellow and red-and-yellow ones, which I bought… uh… last year? two years ago? … they may have a nice compact growth habit, but they didn’t have nearly as many flowers, and on the yellow one, several shrivelled up when I moved it.
And I want more! Four just aren’t enough! I still haven’t got any cuttings of my mother’s white one, and the next time we visit the grandparents, I need to check if my gran has any I don’t have yet.
If you’ve got the time, check out what’s blooming for everyone else over at May Dreams Gardens – I’m afraid I won’t have time, with work and NaNoWriMo and workshops to attend…