Sunday, February 15, 2009

GBBD 2/15/09

I couldn't stand it anymore. Yesterday I went to our local big box store and bought a whole bunch of colorful houseplants. I haven't had a houseplant since last year about this time. My cat ate them all, so I vowed to keep my house plant-free. With February's dull outside garden, I just HAD to have some color! My hubby gave me a dozen red roses for Valentine's Day...and I bought some perennial seeds to plant-so I'm ready for spring. If you'd like to see lots of other blooms in February, visit Carol's May Dream Gardens


From Collages

Click on the collage and it will take you to my Picasa album, where you can enlarge it to get a better view.

34 comments:

  1. WOW!!!
    P.S.Is your cat OK?

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  2. Wow! That's a rainbow!

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  3. Wow! That is a colorful collage! I've seen roses and azaleas in the stores, oh have I ever been tempted too! Hopefully you'll make it until spring now.

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  4. Now that's some color! I love seeing all those vibrant colors together!! Enjoy your flowers.

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  5. Hi Jan-- I like your floral collage. The colors are cheery, a good remedy when the predominant color is a cross between gray and brown. Spring can't be far off...

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  6. WOW!! Just amazing!
    You have done a great jobb with the collage to!
    Linda

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  7. Just wonderful, what a splendid idea it works like a giant lucky pill. Your collage is gorgeous/ Tyra

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  8. Desperate times call for desperate measures! Lovely collage and I bet you feel much better for having made your purchases :)

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  9. Lovely collage, Jan. And what a sweet hubby to give you roses for Valentines Day. I too am more than ready for spring even tough it's obviously got a way to go before it finds me...

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  10. A bright and cheerful collage of blooms!

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  11. You found some real beauties to brighten your home! And roses from hubby too...lucky you!
    I hope the shot of color inside is making up for the winter blahs in the garden.
    We stopped at big box store hoping to buy a couple of plants yesterday but they didn't have any. What a disappointment! Must still be too cold in our neck of the woods or perhaps they sold out for Valentine's Day.

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  12. Looking great Jan! And I like the new look and collage very much. Just beautiful!

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  13. Beautiful. I did this same thing yesterday. Although I do think I will try to take some snow pictures today. Color is bound to cheer up the late winter doldrums.
    The collage says it all.

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  14. That's a spectacular montage, Jan! Hopefully, your new acquisitions will carry you through to Spring -- it doesn't take much to make a difference. :)

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  15. Wonderful, Jan. good luck with your seeds.

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  16. Now that is colour!
    I can't help but imagine all us gardeners poised on the starting line ready to sprint into the garden and the weather defeats us. Next day we line up again - no wonder we are going stir crazy (lol)

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  17. Wow, that's a lot of plants! I'm assuming this is everything you bought at the Big Box? I understand why, after seeing this montage. It's beautiful!

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  18. Yes, I'm going trhough a houseplant thing right now, too. It must be the season...;-)

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  19. Alright! Now I have had my color fix for the day. Needed it after boring house cleaning, one of those things you have to do when you'd rather be in the garden.Your red roses are so pretty.My favorite is the blue flower. Is it a primrose?
    Thanks for the color show.
    Lona

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  20. I am speechless - what a lot of color for a winter's day!

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  21. Wow! You need to add a warning message at the beginning of this post: Warning! Vibrant colors may cause spring euphoria! :)

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  22. Beautiful! And thanks you just reminded me I have primrose in the back seat of my truck! It was so stormy when I came home from the garden center I left them there and forgot! Your pics are great! Jacque

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  23. I, too, have a plant-eating cat, so I don't have any house plants. That was a good idea you had to go out and get some spring color. Enjoy them.

    Jan
    Always Growing

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  24. That collage was a nice surprise. Thanks for sharing it with us for bloom day.

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

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  25. What a wonderful collage! I love the colors of some of the primroses, especially the wine red one.

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  26. LOL Jan. I've been known to do this very thing as well! About this time of year, I'm getting desperate for color. I don't think I've ever gotten such a nice variety tho. Enjoy the bounty. They're all so beautiful.

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  27. All those vibrant flowers should keep you going until the snow melts. They look wonderful.

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  28. I'm drooling over your lovely collages and those Tulips. WOW!

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  29. Jan,

    Thanks so very much for your kind words on our garden blog, it was heartwarming ;0) I love all the photos of your new house plants. I have to admit though, when I read about your cat eating your plants, I busted out laughing. I think animals are such lively and wonderful spirits; those individuals who are "pet-less" truly do not fathom the love you can have for God's creations - especially cats. I find cats to be very humurous "little people"... LOL... Randy and I had a Scottish Terrier for a number of years who unfortunately had to be put to sleep due to bladder cancer, but he certainly was a character in his time - I still chuckle when I remember some of his little "stunts" he pulled... Best of luck this time around with the houseplants!

    --Jamie @ Creating Our Eden

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  30. Be careful with the cat - a lot of the most innocuous looking houseplants are poisonous - scindapsus for instance.

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  31. Jan,
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it.
    Your new flowers are great - that should color your place right up. Hopefully kitty will ignore them - although as pretty as they are I don't know how he'll be able to!
    Thanks again and I'm going to have to make a few trips back to see all of the neat things you have here. I really love garden pictures and especially at this time of year.
    Linda

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  32. This is loads of fun. I like looking at it all in one piece. That could be a fantastic poster. Love it!

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  33. Yay, you!! Now isn't that better? When flowers do their thing, they help us do ours, don't you think? :-)

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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