February 15, 2009

Indoor Plants Blooming in February - Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day'09

If you like to grow indoor plants, pay attention while purchasing, whether they can bloom in winter to keep you holding on until spring. Plants that are blooming in winter doom weeks are precious jewellery in the house. They cheer you up and make you smile whenever you get that feeling of cancelling winter. This is my February blooms collection.

African violet.

Stephanotis, that is also wonderfully scented.

Recommended further reading The Plant Recipe Book: 100 Living Arrangements for Any Home in Any Season

Phalaenopsis flowers are lasting up to 6 months, so why not decide to learn to take care of them. They are much easier to grow and rebloom, than majority thinks. Orchid flowers spread some kind of magic and elegance around - barely eat and drink, but keeps blooming long and profound. Read my tips how to grow and rebloom orchids easy here and here.

Hardy Geranium is in bloom again. It was resting in January, but now again there is flowers, see? And many new buds are appearing too. Try to over winter your Pelargonium next year.

Euphorbia milli gave me now 11 little red flowers, that make me happy.
I have read lately, that some gardeners are deeply confused what is Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, so let me wrap it shortly. It is the tradition created by garden bloggers around the world. The founder of the idea and host every month is Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Everyone may participate on the 15th of each month, by publishing on the blog, pictures of blooms in the garden and also indoor. The aim of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day (GBBD) is to make our neighborhood more cheerful and beautiful.
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day is kindly hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.


Unknown said...

This is cool, Ewa: you and i have the same Phalaenopsis (I just got mine). I have others too but they aren't flowering right now so I got mine to inspire the others.
I've never seen stephanotis for sale in a nursery, or I'd have it. I remember it growing in a greenhouse at the Agricultural College I went to long ago, but on offer for home houseplants? Nope. Thanks for brightening up a winter day for us.

Anonymous said...

My bridal bouquet (way back when, in '77) was made up of Sonja roses and stephanotis. It was fragrant and pretty. :) I'd love to be able to grow it as a houseplant, but I don't think I have the right lighting conditions. All your plants look like they're really thriving.

Gail said...

Hi Ewa, Lovely blooms today for Bloom Day...I don't know the Stephanotis but any plant with good fragrance is a delight to have in the house...I brought a Daphne odora inside. It smells delicious.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Lovely blooms Ewa.

Anonymous said...

Stunning photos Ewa. I'd like to grow stephanotis someday....

breannep said...

ooo.... I love that geranium... they are one of my favourite plants...but I have never seen that variety before... very nice

Anonymous said...

Living in Belgium (comparable to zone 7-8 in the US), I already have a list of 14 blooming plants in my garden today, although we had a rather cold winter this year. But You have a wealth of indoor flowers... Beautiful!

Pat said...

Thanks for the explanation of "bloom day".
It's to be a cheerful day ! Love all the colors,they must smell lovely. Someday maybe I'll make room for indoor flowering plants.
Your beautiful plants brighten up my day.


Anonymous said...

thank you for visiting and good luck with your Banana - Musa seeds.
Love your flower pictures!!
Phalaenopsis - Orchids; once a very expensive flower is now available in many stores and quite affordable. I agree with some care they will bloom again.
- Cheers.

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful collection of indoor blooms today! I agree the orchids are elegant and magical with their exotic show of blossoms! Smiles to you!Your flowers did that for me! :) NG

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Apart from the euphorbia we have all the blooms in common. :-) I often buy stephanotis as it was used in my mothers bridal bouquet.

BTW I'm still waiting for others to join Dutch spring fling. As soon as I know more I will let you know if it's going to happen this year or not.

garden girl said...

beautiful indoor blooms Ewa!

Victoria Cummings said...

Ewa - These photos really cheer me up. I love the orchid, but the geranium really made me smile. It reminds me of summer and I can't wait for summer this year!

vicki archer said...

Beautiful Ewa - your home must look absolutely gorgeous with these blooms, xv.