What's blooming at your house?

Ohiofem(6a Ohio)February 1, 2012

Here it is Groundhog Day and the temperature is in the low 60s for the second time this week in Southwest Ohio. We've had a few light snows since last fall, but I don't believe the temperatures have dropped below 20 degrees all winter. Daffodils and garlic are sprouting in the garden and pansies have been in bloom for months outside my kitchen door.

These pansies have been growing in a container of 5-1-1 since early October. I have only watered them a few times since Thanksgiving, and never fertilized. They are on the south side of my house and get a little bit of morning sun. Generally, our winter weather is cold enough to kill pansies well before Christmas.

This is an Appleblossom amaryllis growing in gritty mix in my kitchen. This bulb actually bloomed last January and then again in July, about a month after I transplanted it into the gritty mix. The flowers are close to 10 inches across.

What isn't blooming for me yet are my clivias. They are often late because I can't give them the long chill they want in the fall.

Is anything blooming at your house?

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Nice big bloom, Ohio!

Currently, I have two Euphorbias blooming, a Peace Lily blooming, a Christmas Cactus blooming,
and an Orchid blooming.

Josh

    Bookmark   February 1, 2012 at 8:04PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

I have a few DR's blooming and a Penang Peach Plumeria.

Hope to have my Taj Mahal bloom in a few weeks..ill keep my fingers crossed!!!

Take care,

Laura

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 1:47AM
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ssmdgardener(7)

Wow, Laura, I didn't even know that plumeria could be grown as houseplants, and it's one of my favorite flowers!

Do you have any tips or guides for a plumeria newbie?

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 8:12AM
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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

Laura: That is a stunning beauty. I know you have many beautiful plumerias, but I thought you let them go dormant in winter. How did you get this beauty to bloom? Plumerias are one of my favorite flowers too.
Robin

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 9:43AM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hello Everyone,

Thank you Ssmdgardener!

Plumeria grow quite well in containers!!!

They are my favorite as well!!

I do have a few... : )

I would be more than happy to help you in any way.

You can send me an email if you would like!!

Robin,

Thank you for the kind comments on my Plumeria.

I do let most of my Plumeria go dormant because of space issues. I have about 20-30 active right now. This particular variety pushed an inflo this fall and i didnt think it would continue to respond. You know how sensitive they can be. I was nervous that it would abort the inflo, but it continued to please...

Since you do like Plumeria here are a few of my favorites from this summer!

Hope you enjoy!!!

Black Tiger

Lani

Daisy Wilcox

J-105

Take care,

Laura

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 3:34AM
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