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2nd June 2018 (Project 365)

As a keen gardener with a large greenhouse and garden, many of my images are inspired by the plants and flowers that I grow. Hippeastrums (also incorrectly known as Amaryllis) are one of my favourites and I have quite a few different colours. 61 more words

365 Project

March flower delights - Colour returns

I am linking up with Chloris for a review of my top ten plants for March. I admit that they are mostly stalwarts, but I couldn’t be without them and think it spring. 1,035 more words


Waiting for Spring: GBBD, March 2018

I am a couple of days late with my bloom day post because I was waiting for amaryllis ‘Charisma’ to open its first flower.

Warm weather at the end of February and the beginning of March almost made me believe that spring had arrived. 224 more words


Apple Blossom Time: GBBD, February 2018

It’s Apple Blossom time in my Maine garden. No, I’m not talking about apple trees blooming outside my windows. I don’t have any apple trees growing in my garden; and if I did, their bloom time would still be months away. 169 more words


In a Vase on Monday: Short Changed and Blue

Such a simply put together vase was not my intention for today; however, using these hyacinths, my 10p each bargains from a month ago, was. Purchased and planted on 17th December, I think they were a little confused about the season due to sitting outside in a partially sheltered garden centre display for a number of months; I kept the six bulbs I bought (3 blue, 3 pink) in a cold room in semi-darkness for a couple of weeks but suddenly found flower spikes on some so moved them immediately into the light. 528 more words