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Monday, December 13, 2010

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At the beginning of December, I brought a verbena into the house.  It had one tiny bud.


Now, it has one tiny bloom.


22 comments:

  1. All that little plant needed was someone to take it home and care for it. See what happens when we give tender, and loving care.

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  2. I think that is a ... thank you for sparing me from the cold bloom.

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  3. You are amazing. I've never had success over-wintering potted plants. What a beautiful color!

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  4. Magic!! How do you do it??!!! I kill verbena and it's supposed to grow here! I love this plant but just wish it wasn't so sensitive about things....too much sun or too much shade....the desert is an extreme climate so this plant is tricky for me.

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  5. What a sweet spot of color for you in December. Enjoy.

    FlowerLady

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  6. Beautiful pure color. NIce to have some green in all this cold. Thanks for sharing.
    Suzanne

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  7. Hi, think I told you that I brought my Verbena inside when it got cold. So far, mine is doing good also... Hope it makes it through the winter.

    Yours looks very healthy --especially since you have that plant light... All mine get are the light coming in through the big sliding door.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. It may only be one tiny bloom, but it sure is a pretty color. I imagine you'll have more before it's time to put this container back outside.

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  9. I have a lovely pink one blooming in my greenhouse. .I found that little house to be such a welcome retreat yesterday in the midst of the arctic blast!! After Christmas I plan to put up some pictures of how everything is doing in there!!

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  10. Never thought to bring verbena in. I have geraniums, begonias and impatiens.

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  11. How special that single bloom is though at this time of year, when every flower is a gift!

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  12. Glad to see it blooming! I have not room inside to bring many in but love the colors in winter.

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  13. How wonderful. You must have the touch. I have no luck bringing them into my home to over winter.
    Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas!

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  14. Stopping by to wish you Merry Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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  15. GSS, I just stopped by to wish you and your family many blessings this Christmas and holiday season. And look forward to 2011.

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  16. And what a great color it is!

    I was shocked to see my snapdragon still limping along in the greenhouse.

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  17. You gotta love resilient plants and people.~~Dee

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  18. ~LV
    Love always comes back around!

    ~Amy
    I think you're right.

    ~Mildred
    I always try to save them. Some still don't make it.

    ~Gail
    Yes it is!

    ~rohrerbot
    Hmmm. It must like zone 5. I don't do too much extra to it. But, it does like sun here.

    ~FlowerLady
    Thanks.

    ~Bonnie
    Thanks for checking it out.

    ~Suzanne
    You're welcome.

    ~Betsy...
    Glad to hear you have a verbena inside too. I try to help the plants with the lights but real sunshine is still the best.

    ~George
    It will be a nice surprise if it blooms more.

    ~Melanie
    I'll bet your greenhouse is a cozy spot. Hope everything grows well for you in there. Did you get the gaps sealed?

    ~Bonnie
    This is a first for me. Since it was still going on the patio, I decided to give it a try.

    ~The Cottage Garden Farmer
    It sure is getting a lot more attention than if it was outside mid-July.

    ~Darla
    Thanks.

    ~Carolina Mountains
    Space I have. Space with good light is tight. Thanks for visiting.

    ~Hocking Hills Gardener
    Thank you.

    ~Mildred
    Merry Christmas to you too.

    ~Di
    Merry Christmas. See you in 2011.

    ~Heather...
    I agree.

    ~Rosey
    You have a snapdragon! Wow.

    ~Dee
    Yes!

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