Thursday, January 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day—January 2015

Ahh houseplants, a northern gardener's best friend in winter....

And this is without a doubt the best January bloom day for me yet, thanks to my Christmas cactus in full bloom... this beautiful orchid I received as a birthday gift from my friend Krysten!

I have always wanted to grow orchids but have been intimidated by their rumored fussiness. Then I hear that no, they're not actually fussy and don't need spritzing and fertilizing and all that nonsense, so I don't know what to believe.

However I no longer care, and I want to try my hand at these lovely indoor flowers. The instructions say to place this one in "bright, indirect sunlight" and I think the front window fits that description. Those same instructions say to avoid drafts, which, unfortunately, seep in both from the (cold) window and (warm) air vent just below the windowsill. Maybe they'll balance out? Time will tell!

To see what else is blooming around the world, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.


Jean Campbell said...

Orchids and Schlumbergera in bloom make for a pleasant winter indoors.

Happy Bloom Day.

_emily_rose said...

Happy Bloom day!! You're braver than I am, orchids scare me, haha. Yours looks great though :)

Rose said...

I've always been afraid of orchids, too, sure I would kill one, but those lovely blooms would certainly brighten up these winter days!

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