Here in Albuquerque, most of the outdoor flowers got blasted by our first frost a few days ago. These Cosmos remain persistently cheerful, though:

Hang in there, little fellas!

It’s nice that my indoor garden is beginning to explode with color – it makes winter much more pleasant.

The Bougainvillea is adjusting to life indoors:

So are the Osteospermums:

As well as the Silene uniflora that share the same pot:

The real stars of the foyer are the Schlumbergera, or Christmas Cactus. They started blooming around Halloween, and should continue through the holidays.

Crissy has pink blooms, Easter has red blooms, and the one I got from Dottie hasn’t started blooming yet but will soon.

I love those reliable blooms!

Special thanks to Carol over at May Dreams Gardens for suggesting we post photos of what’s blooming in and around the casa on the 15th of each month. Check out her site for more pretty photos.


A quick reminder, you still have time to guess the current puzzler, in which I asked if this Epipremnum (Pothos plant) was real or fake:

You can leave your best guess in the comments section, or on my facebook wall. The deadline is tonight at midnight MST (that’s 2am EST).

I’ll reveal the answer and the winner(s) tomorrow after an all-new Panel of Experts. Remember, the prizes may be imaginary, but the link to your site and the glory of winning are oh-s0-real.

Hope to see you back here.