Indoor beauties – March 2014 Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

Winter still has a good hold on my Connecticut garden, allowing only brief hints of temperatures and blooms to come. So, instead of showing the one or two crocus buds or the green shoots of the Tete-a-tetes shyly peeking through the soil, I’m focusing on indoor beauties for this Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.

A lovely deep maroon cyclamen has greeted me each morning for the last couple of months. Lately it’s been joined by a small echeveria in bloom. Individually these two houseplants hold their own. Together they form a wonderful contrast in leaf and blossom shape, color, and form.


Close up views show the delicacy of the echeveria bloom.






I’m anxious for spring weather to replace winter’s cold, and I will thoroughly enjoy scrolling through the photos many other gardeners share at May Dreams Gardens  this Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. It must be warmer somewhere!

But while I wait … impatiently at times … for spring’s warmth and the burst of bloom that will emerge from the ground, I’ll take time to enjoy the simple beauty of this indoor plant combination.

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10 comments for “Indoor beauties – March 2014 Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

  1. March 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Wonderful images. Hold on. Spring is coming!

    • March 16, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Dorothy, We continue to hold on, waiting impatiently for spring. Thanks for stopping by to enjoy my indoor garden.

  2. March 15, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    It’s lovely to have some indoor plants to enjoy. Let’s hope spring will be with you soon with all its glorious flowers.

    • March 16, 2014 at 9:57 am

      Chloris, indoor blooms certainly help cold climate gardeners through winter. We are all looking forward to spring blooms and warmer temperatures.

  3. March 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    It is a beautiful color combination. The right shade of pink combined with the right shade of yellow makes me feel very happy. These hit the mark.

    • March 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Jean at Jean’s Garden,
      Plant combinations work for indoor gardening, too. Individually, the cyclamen and the echeveria are lovely, but together they really pop. I’m so glad you stopped by to enjoy!

  4. March 15, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Your Cyclamen is lovely. A blooming Echiveria is just icing on the cake. Happy Bloom Day.

    • March 16, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Jean Campbell, I’m glad you enjoy the combination and I’m lucky the cyclamen and echeveria decided to bloom together, just in time for GBBD.

  5. March 15, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I think I need to get a cyclamen. My parents have one that blooms all year ’round. How cheerful that would be! Thanks for sharing. Happy Bloom Day! Sending warm thoughts your way!

    • March 16, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Linnae, I’ve found cyclamen to be an easy indoor plant, and a constant bloomer since it came into my indoor garden in early February. Jean at Jean’s Garden has grown cyclamen for many years and may offer some good tips for you … check out her blog, too.

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