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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Do you know the name of this Flower?

It's growing in my greenhouse.

I bet you know what it is. 

Outside?  Don't ask.

It's dreary

But all is well in my Greenhouse.

Snow doesn't want to melt.
Pond freezes over every night.

My Nasturtiums are happy.  They love a cool greenhouse.  
 Do have a wonderful week my dear 
Blogging Friends.



  1. Thank you for these gorgeous photos, Gina!
    You should have seen my big smile when I realized that there's a Bald Eagle sitting in the tree. ;-)

    A wonderful week to you and yours,

    1. Dear Merisi, I'm always surprised how really large these birds are. They stay here for the winter months and then go off to I don't know where. A good thing because soon our little goslings and ducklings will appear. ox, Gina

  2. What a magnificent bird the Bald Eagle is, he really is the King.
    Do not know the flower Gina, looks a bit like some kind of Nicotiana, but I know that is not right.
    Lovely photos of your nasturtiums against the black background of your blog.

    1. Dear Rosemary, That Bald Eagle shows up once in a while looking for an easy meal from our pond. I took the photo through the window and it was overcast. With his eagle eyes he doesn't miss the tiniest movement.
      Not too bad of a guess Rosemary. But no, it's not a Nicotiana. Thank you for giving it a go. ox, Gina

  3. Gina, that has to be a Petunia with unusual colors. It is just beautiful. Recently, early in the morning,
    I saw a hawk on the fence post of my garden, which was a first. A big surprise and a wonderful sight.
    I love your snow scenery with its magnificent backdrop, but, after living many years in Canada, I don't
    know if I could take the long winters now.
    Happy and warm greetings, Sieglinde

    1. Dear Sieglinde, I know how you feel about long and cold winters. It will be at least another month before I can even think about working in the garden. Oh, and you're right. It is a new petunia. They are only about 1 inch across but they have the most remarkable little faces. ox, Gina

  4. Dear Gina - I don't know what your mystery flower is, but your Nasturtiums are very familiar to me — in our mild Florida weather, Nasturtiums hold up very well.

    I'd get very excited, though, if I saw a Bald Eagle sitting in my branches!!

    1. Dear Mark, That same (I think) eagle shows up now and then and scares the rest of our birds. During our winter months we see quite a few eagles. They love to sit up high in dead and gnarled trees.
      Right about now I would love to see Nasturtiums growing in the wild. Everything is still under a cold blanket of snow.

  5. Gina, I've never, ever seen a bald eagle (or any type of eagle) perched anywhere. Seeing your fine photo of this magnificent bird is so much more impressive than any "official" illustration.

    Your greenhouse is working botanical magic as February nears its end. Full moon tonight. xo

    1. Dear Frances, You need to come out West to see our Eagles. The Fish and Game Department has created a map for our area whereby one can follow the winter habitat of both the Golden Eagle and the Bald Eagle. ox, Gina

  6. Such beautiful pictures. Is that bald eagle really sitting in your garden? Wow!!!
    Happy Tuesday, Gina!

    Satu from Finland

  7. Hello Satu and welcome. Yes, the eagle was sitting in our tree halfway between the house and our pond. He is not very welcome because Eagles will take our little ducklings or goslings.

  8. Dear Gina,
    What a beautiful post-- despite the cold outside, your flowers must keep you thinking spring everyday! I'm inspired to do the same...
    Warm regards,

  9. Hello dear Gina
    oh...i don't know about the flower but this eagle is just amazing! As you know we don't have snow around here except in the sierra so the image of your frozen pond is just beautiful to me...well done for the greenhouse!!

    1. Dear Lala, I would have loved to have taken the photograph of the Eagle without the inside window. But he would not have it. They are much too careful and intelligent. I've been admiring your lovely photographs of your sunny countryside.

  10. Dear Erika, Thank you for your lovely compliment. I'm beginning to seed a few vegetables, the kind that are not easy to find in garden centers. It feels good to work in the greenhouse this time of year. The sun is warm and pleasant inside while the wind is howling outside.

  11. How wonderful to have a greenhouse! I'm just seeing the first snowdrops here, so spring is definitely on the way. :)

  12. Hi Mary, I love my greenhouse. Shortens the cold winter months. Thank you for hosting.