Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – November 2010

This November it’s all about the indoor plants. There are hardy plants still blooming but none are mine (Two roses in bud but neither opened in time for today) and I don’t feel like wandering out into the cold (not so cold actually) for pictures.

Salvia elegans

Salvia elegans is still putting on a great show

Saintpaulia 'Ma's Crime Scene'

Saintpaulia ‘Ma’s Crime Scene’ has been doing a lot of growing and now both the leaves and the flowers are far less floppy making for a much more attractive plant. It has decided to produce multiple side-shoots which will be removed after it finished flowering, the largest shoots will be potted.


I decided as an almost last minute thing that I’d try to save my Mandevilla over the winter. It survived two nights dipping down to -3 in a covered porch before I was able to dig it out and bring it inside. It’s rewarded me already with two flowers and a few more buds. We will just have to see how hard this will really be to keep over winter. Hopefully not very but we’ll see.



Streptocarpus cv. (subgenus Streptocarpella) is pretty much always in flower. Such an easy plant. I’ll be propagating a few smaller plants to plant outside in pots and in the ground next year to see how it’ll do there.


About Andrew

Plant lover living in Toronto, Canada where I grow a wide range of plants in a very small space.
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5 Responses to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – November 2010

  1. Martha says:

    Beautiful images. The weather has been amazing so far, so there are still plants outside blooming away. But it won’t be long before they’re all asleep. Thank goodness for houseplants; they keep that gardening feeling going year round.

  2. RBell says:

    Your pictures are so beautiful. That Salvia elegans is must really pop in the garden.

  3. You should use one of your lovely photographs for your blog banner. WordPress has nice ones, but your photography work is so good.

  4. goodtogrow says:

    Pretty blossoms, Andrew!

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