Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day ~ January 2014

Paperwhite narcissus (Narcissus papyraceus) from a lovely friend.
Welcome to chilly Pennsylvania for GBBD!

It has definitely been too cold for outside flowers this winter. Last week it was -8 F (-22 C) in our area, with a windchill of -30 F (-34 C).  Last January, we already had snowdrops up. But each year has its own things to enjoy.

We are blessed to have a few white flowers inside this year to hold us over. And a new home to work on before spring plant begins! Here are a few views from around our new house...


We were happy to hang a few botanical prints of engravings we have from my grandmothers house. They are by H. Fletcher, Kensington 1730, and are a wonderful botanical education.
Sweetly scented lime blossoms of 'Bearss Seedless', Persian lime (Citrus × latifolia).
Orchid blooms to brighten our dining room...
And a little peek out of our library window to our oak-filled neighborhood. The stakes you can see in the foreground are the beginning of our knot garden, which will be sited just outside this window so it can be enjoyed during the winter months.

See more lovely gardens at May Dreams for GBBD.
Thanks for visiting!
~Julie

16 comments:

  1. Nice to see you are having blooms indoor to enjoy - your knot garden sounds wonderful. It will be nice to see it progress.

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    1. Thanks Angie! I do so enjoying them... especially the scented ones! So refreshing while viewing all the snow and ice out the window.
      ~Julie

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  2. Beautiful view from the library on the neighbourhood. Looking forward to see your knot garden in future.

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    1. Thanks Janneke. The slope that you see goes toward to current front yard, which will someday be the side yard... I will need to post my drawing soon to share with you all!
      ~Julie

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  3. Lovely to have indoor blooms to cheer you through the Winter!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
    Lea

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  4. Lucky you with the citrus blooms! I'm hoping my new Lemon will do the same thing soon, but it's cold even in the sunroom still, so we shall see. I can't wait to hear more about your knot garden! Happy Bloom Day!

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    1. Thanks Beth! Not only that, but they actually started blooming on the coldest day... the one that was -8 F. It was a good moment for it to left our spirits! All of my kids gathered around so we could sniff. :)
      ~Julie

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  5. What a beautiful wooded neighborhood! I love all of those trees. You are going to have fun planning your new gardens. Your inside flowers are lovely. I especially like the orchid! Happy Bloom Day!

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  6. All very pretty. Until I read the caption, I was thinking your Persian Lime was a coffee plant. Our coffee plant is one of the few flowering plants we have indoors but we don't look after it well so its flowering is eractic.

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  7. I'm so glad that orchid season starts in January when we really need our spirits lifted. They are special anytime, but in the dead of winter they are such a treat.

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  8. Wonderful post. How nice to have a new house to take up your thoughts and energy during the winter. Winter won't last long thuogh, and I can see that knot garden taking shape. Very smart to think about the view from the window.

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  9. Pheeew!!! I just realized that you moved and that Gilmore Gardens isn't lost. I stop breathing for a second!

    CONGRATULATION for your new home, may it be a happy place where to make special memories, pray, grow and plant together. We look forward to see more! :)

    All the best,

    Noemi

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  10. Lovely photos of your orchid ! Congratulations on your new home, and, more excitingly, your new garden ! All that planning and planting and choosing in store for you !

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  11. Congrats on your new home! What a thrill. Narcissus flowers always smell so heavenly, they are sure to make a new place feel like home. Do you ever do any vegetable or herb gardening? We'd love to contribute a post to your beautiful blog, if you accept guest posts. Please let us know, and we look forward to following along. :)

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