Saturday, February 15, 2020

February. Bloomday

It's been raining all day , so I didn't try very had to find blooms. I don't think think there is much out yet anyway .Maybe a few weather beaten crocus  and hellebores .
But this Saxifraga  has grown to a nice blooming clump in my broken pot structure .

So I gave up on outdoor blooms . Back in doors I have a few blooms .                                                                          Codonanthe devosiana 'Paula' . has been blooming nonstop since I put her under lights.

Maxillaria  variabillis  has been a good bloomer . I've got it growing in a Bonsai pot , which it seems to like , Probably when it gets too big I'll mount it on a piece of cork. 

 Howeara lava burst is another reliable bloomer for me .

 Abutilon 'Tiger eye has been in my sunroom all winter 

This Orchid from Australia Dendrobium kingianum known as the pink rock Orchid. It  does grow on rocks .
I threw a bit of gravel in the bark mixture when I repotted it. It also needs a cooler temperature to bloom well. And here it is blooming.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

February in the garden



Lonicera 'Harlequin'

A few dry days and I was out making a start at clearing up . Pulling , yanking and raking as much as I could before it all starting growing again. Last year I waited too long  and had to carefully snip around the new growth . I also missed out on enjoying many of the bulbs buried under the mess.

Mickey inspecting or searching for something  disgusting in the new clearing !