The Hunt for Blooms
Some of them are enjoying a winter vacation inside the greenhouse/sunroom, like the above featured lady slipper orchids, the Paphiopedilums. The four plants in bloom were whisked outside for their glamor shots, so much better with outdoor lighting, then whisked back indoors lest harm from the cold might mar their beauty.
But there are true winter bloomers here in Zone 7a Southeast Tennessee, including the ultra fragrant tea olive, Osmanthus fragrans, click here to read about it, …
And the sweet Viola ‘Apricot Gem Antique’ that was planted in the three large containers by the deck, the story can be read by clicking here if you missed it.
Hanging out inside the above mentioned greenhouse/sunroom, the cutting of Salvia elegans ‘Golden Delicious’ that was potted up to continue the legacy gifted from offspring Brokenbeat several years ago is budded and blooming…
As is the Echevaria that was also shown in last month’s bloom day post.
These are the best of the images of what is in bloom. Also flowering are some natives that are in more protected spots, wild white Asters and tall goldenrod, white ox eye daisies, money plant, Zizia, a couple of blue Salvias and some wild strawberries, among others. To see who has what else going on, go visit Carol of May Dreams Gardens, the proud parent of GBBD.