Sunday, March 16, 2008

Bloom Day and Surprises!

I know, I know. I am late for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. I have a good excuse. We had our granddaughters this weekend. And I was very busy with six of the seven of them from Friday evening until Sunday evening. More on this later. I have been waiting for almost a month to post this bloom. It is a peace lily that I have had for a year and a half. After the original blooms died, nothing. I had it outside all summer and it seemed to really like it out there in the shade of the dwarf Cherry Tree. It grew several new leaves and turned a dark healthy green, but no hint of a bloom. You can imagine my surprise when watering it one day to see a hint of white at the base of the leaves. And then as the days went by, a stalk appeared and finally it started to unfurl. I'll admit, it is not eye-popping or show stopping, but it is a bloom and I have nurtured it.
Now for the girls. Three of them we only get the 3rd weekend of the month. This is a long and involved story and we won't go into it now. But during that weekend we celebrate birthdays and holidays of the month. This month we had a birthday and of course Easter. So we had the Egg Hunt today. The weather cooperated by being sunny and not too windy or cold. The Easter Bunny can hide eggs in the strangest places!

We hope all were found! Once in a while we find one in the garden late in the summer.

While helping to find the eggs, I found a surprise. Tulips about 2 inches tall, and in several places. Yeah!! Spring really is coming. Next month there should be real garden blooms!

All in all, a good egg hunt, a good day and a great weekend!


Carol said...

It's never really too late for bloom day, and you did have a good excuse. I'll add you to the list!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beckie, I love your peace lily bloom. That is one plant that is supposedly easy to grow and I have killed several. I don't know what I do or don't do to cause this.

Sounds like you had a good time with your Grands. I always like a good egg hunt. :) It is fun to find them later in the year. I nice reminder of the fun you had.

Rose said...

If you remember, I have a peace lily, too. It has done better than other peace lilies I've had, probably because now I know how to water it properly. But I don't think it has bloomed. It probably doesn't help that it is sitting too close to the heating/air conditioning vent. I'll have to try it outside this summer.
Glad you had a good time with the girls!

Frances, said...

How fun to celebrate with so many wonderful youngun's, I bet it was great! How rewarding to have a plant bloom for you after such a long time, also fun.
Frances at Faire Garden

beckie said...

Thanks Carol, you have done a great job with the Bloom Day and so much work!

Lisa, This is the only one I've managed to keep, let alone have bloom!

Rose, I did move mine to the front of the living room where it gets light from the skylight. Maybe, that is what did the trick.

Frances, It was like a gift I wasn't expecting!

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