Garden Bloggers Bloom Day
December 15, 2014
I got nothin’.
I found Waxt Bulb at Lowes. This one has one more bloom, but it is about spent. Photo PBH
The only blooms in my house, indoors or out, are store-bought. Still, I have some interesting things to share. This Amaryllis, with 8 big blooms, required no soil, no water. Called a Waxt Bulb, there is not a lot of info on the web. But this is a great gift idea.
It’s just about foolproof. You don’t water it or feed it. You just watch it and enjoy. That makes it the perfect gift plant. Aunt Ellie can’t under or over water it. The cat can’t knock over a pot of soggy dirt or rocks.
Most of my Amaryllis are scheduled to bloom after the holidays, when I can really use the color.
Most of the 8 big blooms are gone by bloom day.
Christmas Cactus will be in full bloom by Christmas. Photo PBH
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a poinsettia.
The beautiful red leaves are not the real flower of this plant. The true flowers are very small. Photo PBH
What is currently blooming at your house?
Elizabeth Lawrence, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year,” inspired Carol of May Dreams Gardens to start Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from all over the world publish what is currently blooming in their gardens, and leave a link in Mr. Linky and the comments of May Dreams Gardens.
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day December 15, 2011.
The only thing blooming in my house is the yeast. (I’m making bread today)
I killed all my Amaryllis this past summer. But more bulbs arrived today. However, I may not even have amaryllis blooms next month, January, because it will take at least 6 weeks for blooms to appear.
But enough of the pity party. A ring of the door bell, and This sweet poinsettia was standing there in the hands of my sweet neighbor. “You always give me flowers all summer long. So I thought I would give you one today.”
This sweet red poinsettia flower, in a 4" pot, is now sitting on my mantel.
So, my blooms are store bought.
The result of the blooming yeast is here:
Multigrain bread baked in my oven on a pizza stone.
Garden Blogger Bloom Day is a project of Carol at May Dreams Gardens. You are welcome to join. She invites all gardeners to share what is blooming in their garden every month on the 15th.