Sunday, April 3, 2011

Bloom

The flowers are starting to bloom in Ohio. My father-in-law's daffodils are showing their sunny faces and I have pictures of my first hellebores to share with you. My mom has a magic touch with house plants; her Christmas cactus blooms sporadically all year long and show off the most gorgeous tiered flowers (the jade plant is here's, too). She's the only person I've ever met that could keep African violets and orchids alive outside of a greenhouse and get them to bloom over and over again. She doesn't have to wait for spring to see flowers blooming.

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14 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Very pretty. My Christmas cactus used to bloom at Thanksgiving. ;)

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

Very nice. This time of year the daffodil fields in Skagit County, Washington, where I live are blooming. Tourists flock to the fields and it is so fun. Soon our fields of Tulips will be blooming too. My favorite time of year! :)

Gregg said...

I was born in Salem, Ohio. I miss it haven't been back since 1968. I bet it is beginning to look nice with the flowers beginning to bloom.


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Monica said...

Beautiful flower images, I'm so jealous we had a snowstorm yesterday :( I keep saying over and over...spring will come, spring will come!!
Found you from the A-Z Challenge, I’m now following you on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog!
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Char said...

i never can get them to grow.

StandardSpicyWhatnot said...

Hello. a-z blogging too. Your Good Mom post is so emotional to me. Even perfect looking mothers have their issues when you are not looking...and if you truly want to parent differently (the food for example) you can make slow gradual changes.
You are a good mom too.

Jen Sirois said...

I looooove christmas cacti and african violets! I have the touch for them, too. The secret is potting them in a specialized pot. If you got to a green house or Home Depot (or such) look for the african violet pot -- it's a two piece pot with a piece that sits inside another. You put water in the basin and set the other piece inside and it keeps the moisture level consistent. The pot and sunshine are all they need to stay happy!

That reminds me. I brought home some new plant babies that need to make an appearance on the blog!

janis said...

YAY! Spring flowers! Im so frustrated with our Indy weather. Yesterday we saw 80! Today 40! YIKES! Mother Nature is such a tease.

Bz said...

Hi, I popped in thanks to the "surprise" button :) Nice to meet you, and hope to see more of you in the A-Z :)

Angela Felsted said...

I love it when the flowers bloom and the weather heats up and I can actually go for a walk. :)

Beate said...

It is nice with the blooming. My Chr.cactus bloomed around Thanksgiving and NOW ;)

Giggle, Laugh, Cry said...

Just stopped by from the A-Z Challenge!
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baygirl32 said...

I must be killing my cactus, it hasn't bloomed in ages

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s a m said...

i just love greenhouses - they're so symbolic of how, with enough effort, we can keep alive an eternal spring!

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