“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” – Elizabeth Lawrence
Welcome to the inaugural post for the Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day! I hope some of you will join me on the 15th of each month with a simple post listing the flowers you have in bloom in your garden today.
To participate, just post on your blog a list of what you have blooming on the 15th of the month and add a comment to my post for the month to let us know you have posted so we can find you. If you don't have a public Blogger profile, don't forget to include a link to your post in the comment.
A few questions have come up...
Can you list buds? Sure, why not? Just note they are buds.
What about indoor plants? Absolutely! Isn't that why northern gardeners keep a few plants inside? Otherwise, what would we list for February after a big snowstorm?
Pictures? As many or as few as you would like.
Does it have to start blooming on the 15th? No, feel free to list anything blooming on that day, no matter how long it has been blooming.
Latin or common names? Whichever you prefer or both.
What if I miss the 15th? You can post early or late, no problem. Molly at Life on Tiger Mountain posted a few days ago because she knew she wouldn't be able to post today and so for being the first, she gets a special mention!
We may get fancier later on with a blogroll or something else to keep track of those who participate, but for now, I'm keeping it simple, just comment to let us know about your post.
Here is my bloom list for February 15th:
Nothing, see picture above. I couldn't even find the two crocus buds from January under all that snow.
Ludicia discolor - Jewel Orchid
Phalaenopsis sp. - Moth Orchid, lavender flowers
Stenosarcos Vanguard - Hybrid variegated leaf orchid, (Sarcoglottis speciosus x Stenorrhynchos speciosum)
Clivia miniata - Kaffir Lily (barely blooming)
Hyacinth - Pink and Blue (the blue is just starting to bloom, pink has been around for a week or so)
That's it for my bloom list! What about yours?