Sunday, March 15, 2009

March Garden Bloom Day

Today is the 15th and another Garden Bloggers Bloom Day
rolls around. The month is going by swiftly into Spring.
Just five days now till Spring officially arrives.
Here it will still be three more snows after the forsythia
Nothing is blooming outdoors yet but the Heath
that I posted a few days ago.
So it will have to be blooms from indoors that carry
the day.

Yes, my Orchid is still alive and blooming. Are you as
surprised as I am. Keep growing baby! :-)

My African Violet is loaded once again with blooms of sugar.

The Gloxinia's leaves are dying back but it has one bloom
left on it before it goes dormant for a while. It is so pretty and

I am awaiting my Anthurium to change colors. She has a
new pot now and she will not be too cramped. She was
so root bound when I got her.

And the petunia "Stary Eye" that was brought in to over
winter is trying to bloom now.
She is a little pale but still

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is sponsored by Carol at
May Dreams Gardens
come join us and show us what
is blooming right now in your garden or indoors on the
15th of each month.


Cathy said...

Very nice!

Helen @ Gardening With Confidence said...

I see you make the best of your inside blooms! Spring is just around the corner.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Your flowers are all so pretty!! I love the African Violet. I didn't know a petunia would bloom indoors, I've never tried overwintering one before. Might have to give it a try.

Ann D. Travers said...

Love your GBBD blooms! Love the frosty ice and pink of the violet. The orchid's amazing too. But I am really impressed with your blooming tulip that you're overwintering. Very impressive indeed. Good for you!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Lona, I can't imagine flowers doing so well indoors! The orchid is lovely--so does the gloxinia and the violet. Nice shade of pink--the petunia. happy GBBD!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lona~~ Love your blooms. You wintered over a petunia? Now that is some feat. And it's blooming. I'm impressed. And there is another photo of that lovely African Violet, white with the dark pink spot--beautiful.

And thank you Lona for your feedback on my "hints" blog post. I appreciate it very much. I am constantly looking for my pruners~~great idea for me as well as my readers. Thank you.

Gail said...

Five days...and then the count down till the last possible frost date! Love your shot of the African looks sugar frosted...gail

Cinj said...

Lona- I love those blooms. I sure wish I could grow plants indoors. Apparently I have a brown thumb when it comes to indoor plants though.

Anonymous said...

The photo of your African Violet is amazing Lona. You can see the "sugar" sparkling on its petals, so pretty. How do you keep your gloxinias going? I've been trying to treat one like an amaryllis but apparently that is not right. At least judging by the response I'm getting. I usually end up buying new ones. :-( You have lots of beautiful blooms to carry you thru till spring.

DirtDigger (Tessa) said...


I scrolled down and was blown away by the beauty of your Orchid! I've never grown them, but have admired the skill others must have to grow these- I've heard and read they can be tricky!

lostlandscape said...

Thanks for sharing these. Looks like spring to me--aren't the potted plants the best things to get you through the winter?

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Helen: indoor plants have helped through the winter for the need to grow flowers. Thanks for dropping by.

Catherine & Ann: The petunia was brought in for the winter with a geranium I had outdoors. I sheared it off and it started coming back. It gets a little sun so it started blooming.

Grace: You are welcome.I am anxious to see all of the tips you get.

Gail& lostlandscape Thanks for dropping by and I know we are all ready for spring.

Cathy: I loved your antiques and reusing them for your plants. Great ideas.

Tessa: This is my first attempt at an orchid the jury is still out on whether it will continue to grow under by care.

Kathleen: When the leaves start dying back do not throw it away it is just going dormant. I set mine in the basement and leave it. It a few months new growth will appear then bring it back into the light and start watering again.

Cindy: I do not do well with indoors plants either, but I am stubborn so keep trying.

Kanak: The petunia is a deeper pink with a red eye when it gets summer sun instead of the indirect it is getting this winter.

Janet said...

Pretty Anthurium! Tje African violet is very nice too....all of the blooms are great...I am partial to the violets.

Anonymous said...

Well, I don't have any gloxinias in my ever-expanding collection of indoor plants. Maybe I need to add one more!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Janet: There are so many great variegated violets anymore that I would like to have. So pretty. Your March Blogger Blooms were so gorgeous.

Robin: Yes, you just have to add one more plant to your collection and a Gloxinia would be a great addition.

tina said...

Hi Lona, Those orchids are awesome! Such bright color. I tell you the more I see them on blogs, the more I'm tempted (not a good thing:)

Kathy said...

I had a gloxinia when I was in high school. When I went to college it could not come with me. When I came home from vacation it was gone.

When I was a kid, my next-door neighbors had a mimosa tree in the yard, and it was the favorite tree for my little friend and me to climb.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Yes, your African Violet does have a yummy sugar coating. It is gorgeous, too...what kind is it/ I don't think I've ever seen one so beautiful!!
You had a lot of gorgeous blooms for GBBD! Beautiful orchids and gloxinia, the anthurium is really interesting! And, that petunia is pretty too...don't think I've ever seen that one.

Sue said...

I enjoyed scrolling down your blog,looking at your bird and plant photos. It's cool your petunia made it through the winter. It's a pretty color.