A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Favorite Thing Saturday

My all time favorite houseplant during the winter would have to be the Amaryllis. There are so many different kinds to choose from. I have tried maybe a dozen different varieties. My favorite being the Appleblossum shown in the picture. This one is huge and has lasted so long, because of being near a cold window. It's place of honor is in my "garden window" A new thing for me this winter. I sit at this computer for quite a long time some days. The window in front of my chair has a widow seat of sorts. I have never put anything decorative in this window...until this year. Looking at it one day, I thought ....why not keep my plants here, when they are blooming? That way they will be enjoyed a little more. So, I started out with fall plants...a decorative pepper plant, some holiday cactus just about ready to bloom...and a few pumpkins. At Christmas time....I started putting Amaryllis there. I had 5 or 6 this year. Some were from previous years. It's kind of fun to change the window with all things from nature along with my collection of garden magazines. I am linking with Claudia at http://mockingbirdhillcottage.com/ Every week she hosts a Favorite Thing Saturday....a chance for us bloggers to tell our stories about things that we hold dear. So, click on the link and see what we are up to.
Balisha

10 comments:

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

That amaryllis is breath-taking! Having no green thumb, I love to see beautiful plants and flowers on my favorite blogs!

Dewena Callis said...

Your Appleblossom is beautiful. I'm sure the cold window does help. They are my favorite flower too, so spectacular!

Pat said...

Love the idea of a "garden window" near the computer. Your amaryllis is beautiful.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Having something beautiful to gaze upon is a wonderful thing. Have a great weekend. Tammy

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

That amaryllis is so pretty. What a great way to use a window seat. I can sense the joy it now gives you.

Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

debra @ homespun said...

Oh is that ever lovely ! I have one started but I think it will be a few weeks until it blooms though...I can't wait! :) Yours has such large blooms ; it is stunning!

ImSoVintage said...

Your amaryllis is just beautiful. So nice to have it where you can enjoy it every day.
Hugs,
Laura

judemiller1 said...

I love them too, but have a naughty cat who likes to eat the leaves of flowers and plants. Paid $400 at the vet last year because she ate something toxic--so--no house plants for me anymore :-(

Claudia said...

Gorgeous amaryllis, Balisha! Displaying plants in your window is the perfect idea. You can see them from your computer and I'm sure they bring a smile to your face.

Thanks so much for joining in this week!

xo
Claudia

Babajeza said...

This is a beautiful flower. Have a nice week. Regula