Saturday, January 8, 2011

january is blooming

The temperatures have been yo-yoing for the past month, causing us to move plants, cover plants, bring them indoors, then move them out again.  A few plants really like the cooler and even cold temperatures.
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This is Brsdm. Golden Gamine 'White Knight', purchased at Louis DelFavero's in the summer.
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The tiny blooms of this 'mystery orchid' (we have quite a few that have lost their markers, the squirrels take them), is an oncidium, I think.  It's full of little flowers and has a faint sweet scent.
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Double White Angel Trumpets  made it through the cold as we covered them with a frame and sheets.  We have quite a few different kinds of bromeliads, gingers, heliconias, and ferns.  The newest addition to our ferns comes from my friend, Penny Titus.  She brought me a starter Rabbit's Foot Fern, and gave me instructions on how to get it to root.  I can't wait for fronds!  When it's big enough, I'll pass on starters to my friends.
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Even our purple shamrock is blooming in the helmet basket Wayne made for it.
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It's cold again tonight, and we've brought in the little starter fern so it won't get chilled.  Sasha is keeping me company while I write.
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Now it's time to go back to finishing the rather challenging lace bookmark I'm making.
From knitting


Liga said...

Beautiful orchids!That little one is oncidium 'Twinkle' mine too now in flower.

Leigh said...

Thank you, Liga. Of course, I now remember the name of the little oncidium, now that you mention 'Twinkle". Rushing off to make a new tag for it.