Sunday, January 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for the New Year

Improved Meyer lemon blooming indoors
What is blooming in your yard or house this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day? I have a few plants, mostly indoors, and a couple in bud outdoors. To start off, here's a couple of shots of my Meyer lemon tree. It's happily blooming away in the guest room. But I think I need to bring it outdoors for some pollinators if I want some lemons!
Improved Meyer lemon
Lemon trees need pollinators to set fruit, right?


This is my cat Duba, who was getting in my way as I tried to take the next photo (yes, he has one eye that's mostly brown and the other very light blue).

African violet
I wish I knew the name of this African violet. It never fails to bloom in winter and it continues to bloom for a long time.

'Patrick's' abutilon
I can tell our "hard" freezes haven't lasted too long because the abutilon is still blooming. The blooms are pretty small but it's still got them!

Flowering quince
The flowering quince is not quite in bloom yet. In fact, though there are many buds, it's coming out a little later than it has in the past.

'Peggy Clarke' flowering apricot (Prunus mume 'Peggy Clarke')
And last but certainly not least, one of my newer trees is getting ready to burst into bloom - 'Peggy Clarke' flowering apricot. It's loaded with buds now, and if we don't get a hard freeze, I expect to see a sensation.

Be sure to visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what she has in bloom along with many other folks around the world!

This post was written by Jean McWeeney for my blog Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog. Copyright 2012. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.


  1. I love the texture and color of 'Patrick's' abutilon....It's such a fantastic plant. But it's not in my garden....Must remedy that. gail

  2. Lovely blooms...and Duba is super-cute!

  3. Lovely blooms on your African violet, Jean, but I'm most intrigued by your flowering apricot tree. I can't wait to see it in bloom! Duba is a handsome fellow; why is it that cats will never sit still when you want to take their photo, but always manage to get in the picture when you're trying to photograph something else?:)

  4. Beautiful blooms! Sweet kitty-cat!
    I especially like those buds.


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