Monday, February 11, 2013

 After all the snow, we need some green and flowers!

To the left <<<

A happy Ivy plant

To the >>>

an African Violet.  Nice Winter Gardening!

Below is Berkshire Meadows Herbal Health Tea, brimming with a plethora of herbs that hold vitamins & minerals which are released as the tea steeps in your pot or cup to keep you healthy and happy during the cold winter months.

A Gerber Daisy that I potted in the fall from my garden just bloomed.  Whoops!  Just noticed the brown on a couple of the leaves...must remove that today.

                                To the right >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>my daughter's Lemon Tree is budding all over.  How exciting!

 This Poinsettia is still blooming and making my windowsill cheerful.

 The Jade Plant is happy in the window.

To the left, I'm forcing tulips in water.  (The tulip that you see is a silk tulip -- I just put it there to encourage the real ones!  ; ) 

                                                                                       HAPPY SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY COMING UP!! >>


I hope this cheered up your day -- Fiori

Saturday, February 9, 2013

It's 15 degrees with a gusty wind, 'way too cold to go X-Country skiing today; we'll have to sit by the fire and peruse the Seed Catalogs.

 The garden is completely buried...

Where did my Tulip & Hyacinth bulbs go...

Is everybody staying warm out there? 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Winter Garden

Hopefully all of you living in the Northeast are able to keep warm and cozy in this true blizzard that we are in the midst of~~

Thinking of how impossible it is for gardens to look nice in the winter I thought I'd take a few photos of my new garden plot as it looks now and then hopefully in the spring, when my bulbs burst forth first with green leaves then with their beautiful and fragrant flowers (hopefully...), we can compare then to now and smile, knowing that winter never lasts forever.  Notice the bulb in the bottom picture!  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

These pics were taken this morning before the blizzard hit but as I write this I am looking out my window above my monitor and it's blowing and snowing like crazy.  I'm so glad we have a nice blazing fire going in the wood stove and that the porch is full of wood.  Makes me want to eat popcorn while somebody reads a story...!