This last week has proven to be more than I'd expected. The house is abuzz with blooms, the Norfolk Pine lights are twinkling, the Espelette pepper is finally ripe, and we made some unexpected headway on my rare illness.
In other news, let's bring on the blooms while I recover, yet again, from my most recent health flare-up. This little jewel we purchased up in Seattle last year when we went to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. I neglect it all of the time and yet it rewards me again and again with its blooms. I highly recommend these for dependable re-blooming houseplants. Not everyone loves the color fuchsia, but it does work wonders during the dark of winter.
|Monkey Plant (Ruellia makoyana)|
|Streptocarpus, Butter Blues, with 2 blooms!|
|Sinningia, not sure which|
|Twinkle, twinkle little star!|
|Leaf of the Black Jewel Orchid, (Ludisia discolor)|
This is our very first bloom on our Black Jewel Orchid. When the plant grows larger, there will be many more of these spikes. I hope that it will add more than one spike per year though. They bloom during winter so I guess no matter what I should not complain right now. It really is beautiful to look at when it is so cold outside.
|First blooms on our Black Jewel Orchid (Ludisia discolor)|
|Ripe Espelette Pepper ready for Christmas harvest!|