The pickings are slim for February's Bloom Day here in snowy upstate NY I'm afraid. Nothing is blooming outside. Like other cold climate gardeners I'm looking out the window and sighing. I need to go shopping for something.....anything with some bright blooms to add a little color to this white world of winter!
Happily though, I do have one plant showing some new color.
It's the palm I posted a photo of for January's Bloom Day.
The first flower cluster bloomed at the end of January and then dropped all its tiny yellow balls just last week. I was afraid I'd be left high and dry for this month's GBBD, but I'm pleased to report that the little palm came through with another bloom just in time!
There are 3 more clusters to look forward to, so I certainly have to give this plant a big E for effort :)
I saved some of the little yellow balls because they look like seeds to me, and plan to try germinating a few in a damp paper towel to see if they're viable. I don't really want another palm, but I'm curious to see what will happen.
Apart from that I mostly have green plants. There are a few 'starts' just taking root, passed along from gardening friends, and some established plants here and in other parts of the house.
Upstairs in the bedrooms most of the over-wintering plants are still surviving. There are still some blooms on the white wax begonia, and a few on the Marinka Fuchsia.
The faithful Poinsettia is still looking good, and decorating my dear husband's new computer corner.
Yes, he now has his very own spot, due largely to the fact that we both wanted to use my computer at the same time! Now, I don't mind sharing, but he was cutting into my valuable 'blog reading' time and enough is enough I say! So now we're both happy.
This is a guy who didn't want anything to do with computers when I first got mine, and now he has his own e-mail. He seems to have settled quite happily into the world of technology :)