Victoria Flower Count, that is happening over this past week end. It has been a very warm winter. I am sure we will have record breaking counts of blooms.
On Saturday I was to the Orchid show and sale. I have brought home 5 new little treasures, and lightened my bank account by $85. I will have to wait a few years for most of them to bloom, too. I got a couple of little cattalayas, another lady slipper, I shall need to list them in my garden journal... or at least in the plant lists. I do not seem to have time to start and keep up a garden journal... unless I change a few of my priorities of the use of my time.
Today, I was out for a few minutes looking at the garden. I think the bulbs are going to be fantastic this year. Many of them are up and in buds so it won't be long until the Daffodils and early tulips are in bloom. Some of the hellebores are blooming, the winter jasmine, and a few primulas are open.
Inside, I repotted the orange trees.on the 22nd of Feb... almost 2 weeks ago. I am watching them closely, to see if they survive. They get misted heavily in the morning. I have 4 big pots and 3 small ones. One of the small ones contains a double tree... which should be a good candidate for producing fruit. I should get it into a larger pot. In the light garden the 2 ladyslippers... Andean Fire and the yellow Concolor are in bloom, as well as a couple of the phalenopsis, and the African violets. I have an air plant that will be blooming... a rarity. I will need to repot the orchids soon.
We are making good progress on the renovation of the suite. Pictures later, perhaps. The place smells so much better with the old stinking carpet gone and the walls with fresh paint. Finished my income tax return, too. So, I feel like the pressing matters have been lightened to ease my too busy schedule. I should like to get some stuff done on my old web page, too.