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Re: Winter & What's in Bloom


Cold & windy here in zone 6 Idaho. Winter heathers not blooming yet, so just
the last of the fall color. Inside, one of the hanging pots of geraniums is
still bloomomg, P. "Taj Mahal". Gorgeous dark burgandy.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Loved the poem Tony. So sorry to hear of your
loss.
Judy B


From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>

> >  either the equator [my first choice] or the arctic circle
> Neither one appeals to me.  I still like it here in Indiana, though
> nothing's in bloom but the Saintpaulia in the living room.
> Kitty
>
> From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
> > Hi, Bonnie. It's like that. Chilly [by Florida standards] at 6 AM when
> > I go to work--now I wear Levis and a jacket to work rather than short
> > pants--but I'm uncomfortably overdressed when I go home at 4 PM. I'm
> > considering moving to someplace where the temperature is more
> > predictable--either the equator [my first choice] or the arctic circle
> > [my last choice--minus one].
> >
> >
> > On Monday, November 24, 2003, at 06:03 PM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
> >
> > > Jim, that beats the socks off the sleet I woke up to and the spitting
> > > snow
> > > with 20mph winds when I left work!  Ahhhh.  I can almost feel the
> > > warmth and
> > > the beauty all the way up to southern Ohio.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the respite!
> > >
> > > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> > >
 james singer
> > > Winter seems to have arrived. It has been getting down into the low
50s
> > > at night recently. Still in the high 70s, low 80s in the afternoons,
> > > though. And the air is very dry for a change.
> > >
> > > Lots of plants are blooming--or still blooming, especially the
> > > allamandas, begonias, Mexican petunias [also called Florida
bluebells],
> > > ground orchids, crown of thorns, and various jatrophas. And the
> > > poinsettias are beginning to color up.
> > >
> > > Most spectacular now, however, is the Turk's cap, Malvaviscus
arboreus.
> > > There is a house not far from the plantation that has a Turk's cap
> > > hedge along the street; must be hundreds, if not thousands, of blooms
> > > on it. Really spectacular.
> > >
> > > This is also our bedding plant season. The garden centers at Wal-Mart
> > > and Home Depot are loaded with petunias, impatiens, marigolds,
> > > crossandras, fibrous begonias, dianthus, and so on, as well as
> > > vegetable and herb plants.

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