At this time of year there is little to celebrate in the garden unless of course you happen to find that snow is a welcome substitute for bare stems, evergreen foliage and the last remaining berry. Winter can be a bleak and uninspiring time for any gardener and I find relief knowing that indoors plants are still thriving. At present I have several Phalenopsis, Dendrobium, Aeonium, Schlumbergera and numerous forced bulbs in bloom. Something to tide me through the Winter. Although signs of Spring are emerging.
In a similar ilk another bloom is about to open. I have joined the 'Fennel and Fern' team writing a monthly feature on rare, unusual and often unseen plants. Each month I will add a new plant profile which will provide an in depth overview of the plant, necessary growing instructions and ways of sourcing it if what you see gets your gardening juices flowing. Perfect for a cold uninspiring Winter day and a great way to find new plants to add to your plant wish list! I hope you will come visit me over there?