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Let’s take a look at what’s blooming in and around the casa:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Inside, the Echeveria on the kitchen windowsill continues to bloom its funky flowers:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

A Haworthia bloom stalk photographed from above:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

You can’t see Gus in this photo, but this is the Gasteraloe’s bloom stalk:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Crissy, one of the Schlumbergeras, is still blooming:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

As is one of the Euphorbia miliis:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Both Chlorophytum comosums are blooming like crazy:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

And the Orchid has been blooming since my birthday at the beginning of March:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, May 2014 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

It just sits there day after day prettying up my windowsill. Love it.

That’s what’s blooming around here. Thanks to Carol over at May Dreams Gardens for hosting the Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day around the 15th of each month. Check out her blog to see lots of other pretty flower photos.

If you have flower photos you’d like to share, but you don’t have your own blog, you can send your photos to me and I’ll post them for you in a few days.

I’ll be back tomorrow with an all-new Ask the Experts Panel. I’ll also have a new puzzler for you.

You still have time to guess the current puzzler, in which I asked if these plants were real or fake:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, real or fake plant puzzler

Not an easy puzzler this week. The deadline is tonight at midnight MST (that’s 2am EST). You can leave your best guess in the comments section. I’ll reveal the answer and the winner(s) after the Experts Panel tomorrow. Imaginary prizes will abound for all who play.

I hope to see you back here.

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Hello everyone!

My regular readers know that I live in downtown Albuquerque. Our growing season is long, even though the city is located at 5,000 feet above sea level. I can remember eating Thanksgiving dinner outside more than once. That’s desert life for ya.

Still, it’s been chilly, and has dipped below freezing enough to kill off most of the flowers. But not all of them.

When I was without a laptop for that week recently, I ended up spending a lot of time outside. Cleaning and doing garden chores to prepare for winter. And taking tons of photos.

Since I missed the November Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day a few days ago, I’ll just show you today what’s blooming around the house, starting with the backdoor container garden:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

Lots of cheerful flowers, including the Gazanias, the Alyssum, the Zauschneria (California fuchsia), the Osteospermum and at least some of the Marigolds. Oh, and a few Gaillardia (Blanket Flower).

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

Most of the Cosmos have been knocked out, but some remain. And look who’s trying to grow next to them – I think those are my Irises!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

Nobody told them that it’s the wrong season! Silly flowers.

Inside, this Echeveria is trying to pull the wool over my eyes:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

She knows that I’m hesitant to prune her because of the flower stalk – and she’s right – but she doesn’t know that the Euphorbia miliis tried a similar trick to avoid pruning, and I eventually did it anyway. Pruning is for her own good – look, she’s practically falling over (the rosette on the right is producing the flower stem):

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

(Clearly her strategy has been working for several weeks months now, as the above is an older photo.) She better watch out, because I will not be tricked again!

Two of the three Schlumbergeras (Christmas Cactus) are blooming again, as is the Lemon tree, and the Chlorophytums (Spider plants). I’ll save those for December’s Garden Blogger Bloom Day. The outdoors should be covered in snow by then, so I’ll be glad to have my indoor flowers to amuse me until spring.

Before I go, check out this hilarious little guy:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Liza's plants

I guess he’s letting me know what he thinks about my little indoor windowsill tomato garden idea! It totally cracked me up.

I’ll probably be back with a new post tomorrow, but with the recent technology bustup – and the subsequent enjoyment of being offline – I’m not sure. I kinda liked not being able to blog in the sense that it forced me to do other stuff, which were cooler things than anything I was doing online. So now I have mixed feelings. At least about the Monday through Saturday schedule that I’ve been maintaining for a long time now. Lately that seems a little much. But we’ll see how things go, ok? Thank you for your patience, and for visiting my site.

(Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is hosted on the 15th of each month by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Check out her blog!)

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Hi! My name is Liza. Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting! I'm a Midwestern gal now living in Arizona, after many years of living in and owning a plant care business in New Mexico.

Plants are living, breathing creatures, and if they're indoor plants, they are 100% dependent on human care. They cannot water themselves.

I can beautify your home, office, or patio with plants and flowers. I have 13 years of experience growing plants, and friendships.

Please let me know if you have questions or if you would like help with your plants or garden. You can reach me at lizatheplantlady (at) gmail (dot) com or follow me on Twitter, Lizawheeler7.

All photos are mine unless otherwise noted. All content is also entirely my hard work. If you'd like to use any content or photos, all you have to do is ask. If you take without asking, you are a thief. And thieves suck. So don't suck. We have a deal? Good.

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