Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for February 2017.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana the mild winter continues. We speak of it in hushed tones–the warmer temperatures, the lack of snow, the sunshine–as though saying anything about it out loud will cause the snow, ice, and sub freezing temperatures to return abrubtly.
So, let me whisper to you about the blooms in my garden today.
The garden was bathed in full sun when I walked about and took pictures of the blooms. I wore a winter coat but I would have been comfortable in a heavy sweater.
There are crocuses in bloom, of course. I've planted so many over the years. Some disappear, some return.
There are still a few gold crocuses nestled in a bed of sedum under a tree in front. I generally don't plant gold crocuses in the lawn, lest someone mistake them from afar for dandelions.
Instead, I fill the lawn with white, purple, and lilac colored crocuses.
The first to come up are those that tend toward the blue side of the purple spectrum, along with the occasional white crocus.
A few days later, these crocuses which tend more toward the pink side of the purple spectrum pop up.
These crocuses are not alone in the garden.
The witchhazel, Hamamelis vernalis, is in full bloom as well.
Nearby, the Christmas Rose, Helleborus niger, is also blooming.
What else is blooming?
The snowdrops, of course.
I may also add another favorite to my order, Iris reticulata.
Yes, the first Iris, Iris reticulata, just opened up in time for me to share it on bloom day.
What's blooming in your garden on this lovely February day? Please join us for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and show us.
It is easy to participate and all are welcome. Just post on your blog around the 15th of the month about the blooms in your garden, then leave a link in the Mr. Linky widget below and add a comment to tell us what you've got to show us. As your hostess, I intend to visit each and every one of your gardens, via your blog posts, in the next few days.
And remember always and every year since the first post in February 2007, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence