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December 29, 2012 / Leslie

Saturday Snapshot: A Bloom in the Winter

My Gerbera Daisy, with no encouragement from me, decided to bloom. Yesterday I found this bright red flower. A nice winter surprise.

Gerbera Daisy

I bring some of my garden plants indoors every winter. I put them in a sunny window, give them a little water, and pretty much forget about them until spring. Rarely do these plants bloom in the house, plus they don’t get enough sunshine in the winter. I’ll enjoy spring in my laundry room window while it lasts!
 


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  1. laurelrainsnow / Dec 29 2012 9:03 am

    Absolutely fabulous! Love the color, and what better place than the laundry room.

    I have always believed in bringing color to the rooms where we do chores. I once painted the laundry room a mustard yellow (looked prettier than it sounds!).

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  2. BermudaOnion / Dec 29 2012 9:06 am

    That is a pleasant surprise! How lovely!

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  3. Mary / Dec 29 2012 9:30 am

    What a day-brightener 🙂

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  4. Sheila (Book Journey) / Dec 29 2012 10:08 am

    I love Gerbera Daisys…. so beautiful!

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  5. kaye / Dec 29 2012 10:57 am

    Awesome surprise! So cheery looking. Have a happy and healthy 2013, Leslie!

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  6. Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count / Dec 29 2012 11:10 am

    What a beautiful surprise! I love it! Happy New Year!

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  7. Elizabeth / Dec 29 2012 11:13 am

    So beautiful….great to wake up to a beautiful flower instead of snow. 🙂

    Happy New Year!!

    Stop by my blog if you like for a photo of snowy Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Saturday Snapshot

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  8. Erin @Quixotic Magpie / Dec 29 2012 11:17 am

    Beautiful pop of color! Love it.

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  9. Suko / Dec 29 2012 1:24 pm

    The color is spectacular! Gorgeous photo, Leslie! 🙂

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  10. rubyport / Dec 29 2012 2:13 pm

    Gorgeous! And what a nice splash of color on a dreary winter day.

    Saturday Snapshot

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  11. Alyce (@AtHomeWithBooks) / Dec 29 2012 3:21 pm

    That is beautiful! I’ve done nothing but kill the plants in my house. I tried to keep a poinsettia alive and I know it didn’t get enough sun. We need more southern exposure windows (we don’t have any), so our house is rather dark in the winter. We do have many lamps to help with that, but it doesn’t seem to make a difference with the plants. 🙂

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    • Leslie / Dec 30 2012 9:10 am

      Poinsettia is one of the few plants I can’t keep alive either. They require very specific temperature and hours of daylight so it’s not just you. Peace Lilies will thrive in a north window. I have a few and mine even make flowers so you could try those.

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  12. Pat @ Post For Now / Dec 29 2012 3:22 pm

    That is so pretty!

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  13. joyweesemoll / Dec 29 2012 3:25 pm

    Beautiful! Perfect colors to fill out the holiday season, too. Happy New Year!

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  14. Judy Blauer / Dec 29 2012 4:11 pm

    WOW! What a surpirse. My geranium is still blooming indoors, but my Amaryllis did not this year. Usually it is an intense burst of color for Christmas. Maybe next year!

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    • Leslie / Dec 30 2012 9:11 am

      My geraniums are still blooming too. They do it every year but this was a first for the Gerbera. I haven’t tried Amaryllis.

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  15. Brona / Dec 29 2012 5:01 pm

    The simple elegance of a gerbera – perfect 🙂

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  16. lmkazmierczak / Dec 29 2012 6:13 pm

    Bear With Me….how serendipitous ♫ Be safe in the New Year♥

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  17. diane / Dec 29 2012 7:10 pm

    Wow, stunning and so Christmas-like.

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  18. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / Dec 29 2012 8:06 pm

    What lovely surprise! So beautiful.

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  19. Jayme / Dec 29 2012 8:31 pm

    That just makes me happy on ths rainy December day.

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  20. Beth F / Dec 30 2012 5:00 am

    Beeeee-uuuuuu-ti-ful!

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  21. The Siren's Tale / Dec 31 2012 10:09 am

    What a beautiful touch of Spring during the Winter!

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  22. stacybuckeye / Dec 31 2012 1:13 pm

    So beautiful. My favorite color of my favorite flower 🙂

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  23. Kailana / Dec 31 2012 9:28 pm

    Great picture!

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