We are currently living through yet another massive snowstorm, so needless to say, there is not much in the way of flowers to be found outside. Our street currently looks like this:
Snow, snow, snow... and check out those icicles!
Luckily, even while outside looks more and more like we are living through some trippy live-action version of the movie Frozen, there are a few things in bloom inside. Some are trusty stalwarts that are practically always in bloom though perhaps not very showy, like crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii) and Anthurium scandens:
Crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii)
Then there are, oddly enough, two basils, the ever vigorous van tulsi or wild basil (Ocimum gratissimum) and the more finicky and delicate regular tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum):
Van tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum)
Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
Some of the 'Constantinople' narcissi are still blooming as well, and then there are the flowering plants that I have bought in the past weeks to add some color and fragrance, like the florist's cyclamen and the Jasminum polyanthum.
Narcissus tazetta 'Constantinople'
One of the florist's cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum cv.)
Creeping bellflower (Campanula sp.)
And last but not least, there are the flowers I got for Valentine's Day from the best of significant others - not living plants, per se, nor grown here, but still lovely:
My Valentine's Day flowers... :)
Now back to studying and dreaming of all the things I will plant one day when this snow actually melts...