GBBD January 15, 2009

Once a month our sassy, indefatigable head hoe, Carol of May Dreams Gardens, leads us around the garden on a voyage of discovery. “Show me your blossoms!” she demands. As compliant, willing, giddy gardeners, we do our best to comply. NEVERMINDthat some of us are closer to the 45 parallel than the 35th. NEVERMINDthat at this moment in time, it looks like a nuclear winter in Boise, ID, hoar frost/fog/smog pushing your very essence down. No, gentle reader, let me show you what I have blooming right now:

This plant wants to bloom. Soon.

This plant wants to bloom. It really does. To make me happy.

These amaryllis are GOING to bloom. I promise.

These amaryllis are going to bloom. Dammit.

you can't tell, but this is a candied hibiscus blossom and it IS blooming in my cocktail.

When all else fails, toss a candied hibiscus blossom in your champagne. Go ahead.

Technically not alive, but blossoms DO OCCUR throughout Ranch du Bois.

Technically not alive, but a blossom all the same.

See, there are blossoms EVERYWHERE!

There are blossoms everywhere. Honest.

If we aren't growing blossoms, we are reading about them. So there!

OK, when we aren’t growing them, we are reading about them. Blossoms. Blooms.

And some of us find blossoms wherever we can.

And then you have this.

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11 Responses to GBBD January 15, 2009

  1. I can tell that I’ve never before been called a “sassy, indefatigable head hoe”, but well, okay, I’ll take it as a compliment!

    And you sure did come up with some unique blooms. Thanks for joining in!

  2. eliz says:

    What a nice bright colorful house you have! I do need to get some of those Hibiscus blossoms–that looks great!

  3. Shucks! I forgot about my favorite mug. I could have had two blooms for Bloom Day.

  4. I’ve felt like threatening things in bud to intimidate them into blooming. I’ve never performed a controlled test to determine whether it actually works. When I saw the last photo, I didn’t even notice the quilt at first, I was too busy thinking how cute your dog is.

  5. Excellent post! If Carol is the main hoe, then does that make all of us garden blog bloom day participants hoers? Boise has never been so pretty in January. Love your blog.

  6. I feel exactly the same way about my amaryllis!

  7. Nancy says:

    Your flowers are lovely, and your dog looks like he’ll bring you warmth!

  8. After I read this, I was walking out of the kitchen laughing, and Bear thought I was laughing at her. See what you’ve done! This was hilarious. My Amaryllis did finally bloom.~~Dee

  9. debra says:

    Cheater! OMG, this is toooooo funny! I love it!
    Since we just got off of our phone call, I wanted to mosey over to check you out. And voila – you continued to make me laugh. You have a way, Mary Ann – a way that brings out the happiness in me.
    xoxo have a fantastic trip to the Inauguration. Love, deb

  10. Gayle Keating says:

    Join us on Januray 24th & February 21st for “Winter Escape to Edwards”
    Edwards is offering classes free of charge to the public. Saturday, Jan. 24th the classes will be “Do Bees Have Knees?”,”You grew it, now how do you stew it?”,”Where did I plant that?”, & “To seed or not to seed?”.
    The first class is at 9:30 AM. For further information contact Edwards Greenhouse at 342-7548. Shake off the cold dreary weather with a walk through the Greenhouse at 4106 Sand Creek St. Boise, Id. 83703

  11. Mary Ann says:

    Thanks Robin, for all the kind words and comments.

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