Friday, January 15, 2010
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - January 2010
My one and only blooming plant this GBBD is a relatively nondescript pink African violet that I purchased from a grocery store about 7 years ago, maybe more. It was the only survivor of a grand repotting effort last year. It thrives on a mixture of indirect light from the north-facing kitchen window and a fluorescent strip light above the sink. It's in a self-watering pot. I feed it Schultz African violet food (when I remember). It's nothing particularly special or rare. But I do like its ruffled flower petals--they sparkle like a pastry chef's sugar flowers.
It's not a garden bloom, technically, but Carol at May Dreams Gardens says all blooms count on GBBD, and Carol's the one that thunk up GBBD, so there! Visit her site and find out what else is blooming today.