The Windowsill Garden of Winter: GBBD, January 2016
I apologize for my two weeks of garden blog silence; I have worked on several posts but have been struggling with a bit of writer’s block. Happily, the prospect of a new year of monthly bloom reports was enough to get me unstuck.
Although winter was delayed this year, it has finally arrived in my Maine garden. It now looks and feels like January, and my garden is snug under its snowy duvet. This is the time of year when my windowsill garden of flowering houseplants brings me special pleasure.
|In my cool house, the potted cyclamen are the energizer bunnies of houseplants; they just keep blooming and blooming. My original gift cyclamen, now more than 20 years old, continues to bloom profusely.|
|On the glass plant shelves by the big window in my bedroom, the red cyclamen, which was just beginning to open its first flower last month, is now going strong. I never tire of the vivid color of these flowers.|
|I had hoped I might be able to share the beautiful flowers of amaryllis (Hippeastrum) ‘Charisma’ on this bloom day, but its bud has not yet begun to open.|
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is hosted on the 15th of each month by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Visit her blog to see what else is in bloom this month (including summer blooms from our gardening friends in the southern hemisphere!).