February 26, 2010
February 14, 2010
This month for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, I have 3 plants that make my winter more bearable. It snows again. They forcast snowing for 6 next weeks! I can't believe it!
First is kalanchoe, low care plant and persistent bloomer in winter.
My poinsettia is doing pretty well - these are her last days this winter - I am going to stop watering, remove all leaves and make her dormant - so next winter she is again happy and greeting xms with me.
This succulent is blooming since December - constantly. Stem with flowers gets longer and longer, and new flowers open.Small flowers are pretty too :)
GBBD is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Garden - so if you are interested, just hop over there to see blooms from all over the world.
February 9, 2010
Picture was taken early morning, when I jumped out the house to pick up some documents from friend, that is kind enough to drive by in this tough winter conditions.
I have read recently very interesting article in NYT about people who live in chilly conditions - hop over to not miss it.
After moving 6 years ago from the city to countryside, low temperatures was something most difficult to get used to - chill sneaking everywhere is so different from overheated city appartments, but I guess it is better for health and beauty.
I remember a story about very famouse and very beautiful Polish general's wife (General Zajaczek), living in XIX century. Her beauty and number of young lovers was legandary. When she was asked, how being over 70 she is able to keep such great condition and maintain her beauty, she used to say that she always sleeps in cold bedroom with buckets filled with ice placed under her bed.
Ha? Can you beat that?
February 5, 2010
Now, when I grew with my garden during the last 6 years, we are getting to different next level, so more color and more style is highly appreciated.
I make casting for new ones for new season - see on the picture, I spotted them recently and don't know which one to choose... or maybe I shall look little more and find something more fancy? What do you think?