I see others coming up with blooms in their gardens, look around mine and sigh…maybe next month. The above kalanchloe fedtschenkoi is the closest thing to a bloom I could find and it is indoors…and not quite blooming yet.
Since I’ve moved indoors, I’m sure you will forgive me for including this Cyclamen left over from Christmas. The little stoneware bird watching over it sits atop a stoneware book whose spine reads “Silent Spring” and its color matches that of the cachepot holding the cyclamen (once in a while everything comes together this way). For the real deal Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, go to (May Dreams Gardens)
I think Kalanchloe and Cyclamen are totally valid contenders. Whatever might be blooming outside right now will probably still be blooming next month, so it’s nice to switch it up with some indoor fare, methinks.
I do so love the accepting attitude of my blogging buddies.
Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands…great cachepot!
There’s a companion pot that is a bit smaller but I killed the Cyclamen that lived there by overwatering. I just HAD to go for Cyclamen instead of joining your Poinsettia Challenge but I sure enjoyed seeing what others came up with.
I think indoor plants have to count in January. Different cilamtes have their own problems and we have to face it that there may be no blooms so indoor plants cheer us.
Thanks, Christina: I knew you would understand.
I include indoors in my garden space. If there are plants, it counts. I have very little blooming outdoors right now, either. Even indoors, most of what I have for this bloom day is buds.
We must have similar conditions.
Oh my, I won’t have outdoor blooms until March, so you are blessed to be anticipating them soon! I do have a Cyclamen houseplant that I take outside and bring back indoors every fall. It’s looking very healthy, but no flower buds that I can see yet. I think they usually appear in February. They are beautiful plants. Mine is pink; I like your white one, too!
I have a tough time keeping Cyclamen alive, for some reason. Seems I either over or under-water them.
Beautiful cyclamen and companions.
I love that white cyclamen with its charming companion! My own cyclamen appear to have given up the ghost in my front garden.
I haven’t had much luck with the outdoor varieties.
Yours is looking better than mine.
That’s the happy one. Yours would probably look good next to the other one.
Lovely Cyclamen. How would we make it through winter without them? Hope your outdoor garden gives you flowers again soon, Rickii.
They stand in for poinsettias around here and I never tire of them if they deign to hang around.
Blooms are blooms and yours work beautifully! In addition, indoor blooms can be appreciated much more than outdoor ones during this dark wet season! Love the stoneware bird on Silent Spring.
The little bird on the book was a Christmas gift from a friend who understands me oh so well.