Monday, December 13, 2010


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

Now, it has one tiny bloom.


  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.

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

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

  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.

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


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

  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.


  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.

  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!!

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

  16. And what a great color it is!

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

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

  18. ~LV
    Love always comes back around!

    I think you're right.

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

    Yes it is!

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


    Thanks for checking it out.

    You're welcome.

    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.

    It will be a nice surprise if it blooms more.

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

    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.


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

    ~Hocking Hills Gardener
    Thank you.

    Merry Christmas to you too.

    Merry Christmas. See you in 2011.

    I agree.

    You have a snapdragon! Wow.



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