Thursday, January 6, 2011

Indoor Beauty!

  Hello everyone,
      I hope you are all having a good week. We have been enjoying some bright sunny weather here even through it is a little frosty. I have been enjoying the beauty of  a couple of amaryllis and some paperwhites that are blooming now. I love that there is still some beautiful blooms that I can watch grow and bloom even in winter.
This is in our sun room that has old single pained glass so they frost up on chilly winter nights. I like the sparkle they give behind the blooms.The cherub statue came in from the garden.

On cold nights I have to take the plants in for the night as the sunroom would be too cold.

the paperwhites in bloom
macro shot- I really need to practice more with my macro lens. If anyone has any tips I would love to hear them. Some people have asked what camera I use and it is a Canon Rebel.
The top one is appleblossom but I forgot to save the name of the other one.

macro again

this orchid has been blooming for months now.

This is a new double ameryllis that I just planted- they are on clearance now.

If you haven't already grown these I think you should give them a try as they are easy to grow and so beautiful in flower with each stalk producing at least 4 flowers and each bulb has 2 or 3 stalk. The blooms will last for a few weeks especially if kept in a cooler place at night.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of our indoor beauty and when my double one blooms I will be sure to share it's beauty!
I am joining Cindy today for Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.

I hope you have a great weekend,



Susan said...

Carolyn, Seriously. The photos of the flowers are breathtaking. What a treat for a January night of thenew year. Magnificent job! Susan

Ann said...

Just enjoyed seeing some flowers in bloom.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your flowers are lovely, and it must be so nice to have color this time of year. I'm always too busy to think about gardening until spring, but then again I guess that's why you have a prettier garden then me. I'll enjoy seeing your things for these coming months since I have little color of my own to enjoy.

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your indoor plants are just gorgeous. I love all the different colours. I am looking forward to the PEI tulips coming in the grocery store. I usually buy a bouquet every other week to brighten up the house. :-) I hear you may be in for another winter storm. Stay safe.

June said...

Carolyn these pictures took my breath away! The colors are stunning.
I couldn't believe the beauty of your snowy pictures in your previous post. I knew I could come here for respite tonight.
hugs from here

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

First, thank you for visiting my blog about Papa's 90th birthday and your comment!
Wow, only single paned windows in your sun rooms; that must be cold in winter! Plants need protection, that is for sure. But yours seem to be rather happy the way they bloom, so full and lush.
Your last two photos are not showing, just two black squares... loved to have seen more wonderful shots taken with your Rebel!
By the way, have you seen my International Giveaway of a 925/000 silver angel from Italy? It is still on till January 25th. Grab your button and place a comment to participate!

Lots of love,

Mariette's Back to Basics

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carolyn...

My friend, your flowers are so pretty! How sweet to still have a few beautiful blooms to enjoy even in the winter! Thank you for sharing them with us today! My Calla Lilies are in bloom as well! It's like getting a peek into the next season...ahhhh spring!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Honey at 2805 said...

Such beautiful flowers and pictures. Lovely! You have a new follower in me.

Jacqueline, Cabin and Cottage said...

Such wonderful photos of wonderful colors! I love your green thumb--flowers like this are still a little miraculous to me in winter.

Gabi-5mates said...

Beautiful flowers and pictures !!!

Anonymous said...

The amaryllis are the most interesting flowers to have inside. A pity they do not have perfume.
You captured well their beauty.

Belle journée !

♥ Hélène Glehen ♥

Shabby soul said...

Yes it's true, winter can be beautiful and very fascinating, but a prefere sooo much warm weather...
Thank you darling Carolyn for this anticipation of Spring.
I'm waiting to see the blossoms of your fairy garden.
PS: Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!
Have a good day

Rowan said...

Amaryllis are amazing aren't they such lovely colours to brighten a winters day. My dad used to grow them though I've never tried.

♥♥♥ Maddy ♥♥♥ said...

il tuo post di oggi ha il sapore di un anticipo di primavera...forse per la luce e i colori tenui di quei splendidi fiori...
...è incantevole!

Felice weekend*


JudyR said...

Carolyn: I am a big Amaryllis fan also and have about 7 growing right now. I also have an orange one blooming which is a pass along bulb I got from a friend. It is a rebloomer and reblooms in August also. Like you I depend on my indoor garden to get me through the winter. You are a talented photographer.


piitis said...

Beautiful flowers and photos.
I love it:)

^_^Piitis from Finland

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Have a peak at our winter garden photos from January 2-3 of 2002; Our home in the snow...

Lots of love,

Mariette's Back to Basics

Raffaella said...

What a beautiful flowers! The spring seems already arrived at your home!

Pétales de fées said...

Très jolies couleurs... j'ai un faible pour tes orchidées blanches et ces narcisses déjà fleuris ? ! Incroyable !

podso said...

Simply gorgeous photos! Also enjoyed your midwinter snow scenes ... I could feel a chill just looking at them. They seem to be filled with emotion ... good photography! Have a nice weekend.

Rug Cottage and Iowa Barntiques Antique Mall said...

Thank you for your pictures. They are true winter therapy.

Happy 2011

Sandra said...

What beautiful pictures for a wintry day. I love paperwhites but have never grown them. I guess I need to try. :o)

A friend gave me an orchid for Christmas and I love having it's blossoms to look at each day (there's a photo of it on my blog).

Thanks for sharing such beauty with us!


sweetbay said...

I love the tangerine-colored Amaryllis, both the color and the texture of the petals!

Cindy said...

Those flowers are so beautiful, how nice to have lovely blooms indoors in the middle of the Winter.
Hugs, Cindy

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

LOVELY Photos....And now we Welcome Spring.... :)
Time for some PARTY :)
Do Not Miss




Welcome to join it :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Queen of The Desert said...

Gorgeous blooms, I can't stop looking at them.

The Tablescaper said...

Such magnificant photos!I JUST planted 2 amarillis to perk up my winter. It's wonderful to see this blooming and popping up in the depth of winter.

- The Tablescaper

Carol said...

Dear Carolyn, The frosty light is pure magic. Your Apple Blossom perfection and your macros stunning. I love the still life's the best . . . for your world always adds the element of enchantment. Lovely, Lovely!

Zane Wooder said...

You grow the most beautiful flowers Carolyn. All I grow it tulips once a year. I'm boring and your so fun.

-Zane of ontario honey