Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day Inaugural Post

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?


Kylee said…
I like this idea, Carol! And thanks for the Max prayers...
Nephew of the Gardening Aunt said…
The only thing blooming in our garden is snow. The only indoor plant we have is the plant in the lizards cage, and it is serving as the home to baby lizards. I have no clue what kind of plant it is - Aunt Carol has never told me. I don't think we have any other plants in the house because my mom has a black thumb (Aunt Carol stole all the green thumb genes before my mom was born).
Gardener Greg said…
I like the idea too. Here is what I have as of this morning. These are all in my greenhouse.

Pink Impatiens
Thunbergia (blue with white center)
Streptocarpus (deep blue)
Wandering Jew (blue and pink flowers)
Butterflyweed (deep orange)

Oh and outside I think my Pear has nice brown flowers on it (thanks mother nature) :)
Also my Loquat is blooming but it seems to be able to stand the cold.

Thats it as of today. Happy gardening everyone.
Colleen said…
Not a single thing in bloom here. Even my African violets seem to be taking a winter break. Oh well....there's always next month :-)
eleanor said…
Sorry, no flowers inside or out
Tracy said…
I posted, although since I don't have anything blooming I bent the rules a bit. . . .
Pam/Digging said…
Here's an Austin Bloom Day post:

Claire Splan said…
Here's my post:

Thanks for suggesting this. It's a lovely idea.
Marc said…
Great idea Carol. It of course will be much better come April or May, but now we will be ready for it.
I want to officially be a part of Bloom Day so I just posted about the only thing I have blooming - My Hippeastrum. My blog is

Thanks for getting it started!
Annie in Austin said…
My post is up now, too, Carol. You are so unselfish to start this when you're under all that snow!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose
Chigiy said…
You seem like a very good indoor gardener as well as outdoor. As for me, I'm always accidentally torturing my indoor plants. I posted a list of what's blooming in my garden on my blog. I hope you thaw out soon.
Hey Carol,

Not much outside, but my amaryllis was positively beautiful. I posted it a couple of days ago...

Hopefully, I'll have something outside next month!

See ya, Chris
Gotta Garden said…
I almost forgot! Here's mine:
Apple said…
No blooms here. Just more snow. :(
Carol said…
Thank you to everyone who posted for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day! I tried to get to everyone's post and leave a "thank you" comment, but if I missed you, please let me know.

Now, someone will come by after the 15th and ask if they can still post. Sure you can! With Blogger you can even backdate your post to the 15th to make it look like you didn't miss it at all.

I'm looking forward to March 15th, when all of us northern gardeners will surely have some outdoor blooms, and the southern gardeners will have even more to share.

Carol at May Dreams Gardens
Molly said…
Oh, I forgot all about indoor plants! I have an angelwing begonia in full and messy bloom, and a spathiphyllum in my entryway with a big bud on it. :)
OldRoses said…
Thanks for the reminder, Carol. My post is up: Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day
Pam said…
We just had a heavy frost/ hard freeze last night - so it's looking a bit different this morning than it usually looks...but here's a bit of what's in bloom (besides the camellias and daffodils and...):
green thumb said…
Hi Carol,
Spring is just starting here in India.At present Dahlia,Pansies and Phlox are blooming in my garden.
Will definitely post my bloom list in time on March 15.
chuck b. said…
What a great idea! I'm a couple days late. I don't have anything to blow your mind, but you're welcome to visit my garden in California:
Blackswamp_Girl said…
No blooms here, either... I look forward to playing along in March, though! And in the meantime, I'm going off to explore links and enjoy blooms vicariously. :)
I'm adding my bloom day post today. As I was out & about today, I took a photo of an interesting plant and didn't even notice the actual bloom until I reviewed the photo!
Entangled said…
What a great idea. Here's my list:
In bloom.
Hi Carol,

As you seem to have misplaced my earlier comment, here's another one.

I've joined in the fun and put a list of flowers in bloom inside and out on my blog Bliss.

There are quite a few photo's there, so enjoy.

BTW How do you backdate Blogger? Still very new at blogging so lots to learn.
G.P. said…
greetings global gardeners.. Just saw this, so I'll be joining ya'll on March 15. What a neat idea

Hope we all grow out of it :)
GP In Montana
Rosemarie said…
I just discovered your blog and this great idea to post what's growing on the 15th. Lucky for me tomorrow is the 15th and the snow has melted so I can actually see what's going on. My blog is:
HH said…
Here's my list and photos of blooms and buds (a day late):
Crunchy Chicken said…
Wow. I need to take some pictures and post them, I just didn't have time today. There's so much blooming around here! It's still 65 degrees outside so I was out in the yard a lot today.
Ewa said…
This is almost one year later, but still idea is expanding and growing, cos it is great.
I join the GBBD since this January and you may see outdoors and indoor blooms in Poland here:
Daniel Mount said…
Nice idea.Gardening in the Pacific Northwest puts me at an advantage. I cannot think of one day in the year without a flower. Check ourt my blog for witch hazel and daphe, both bloomimg in snow and cold.
Daniel Mount said…
One more try:
Kathleen said…
I just found out about this today and coincidentally posted on my blog this AM a picture of the crocus I found blooming in my garden yesterday. I hope that counts!
Darcy said…
Hello everybody ... you're all having so much fun over here I thought I'd finally jump on the bandwagon. I did my first Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day post today ( ... should be fun!
Cathy said…
Hi Everyone,

Today is Febuary 15th and I have a
Cyclemen, Cape Primrose, Miniature
Roses, African Violet, Tasmanian Violets, Anthrium, and Gerberas in bloom, of course all indoors.

I'm a day late. Just found out about this on Mardi Gras day 2/16.
In my Zone 7b garden here in Mississippi I have the following blooming.
- daffodils (February Gold and Lent Lily or Narcissus pseudonarcissus)
- Japanese apricot (Prunus mume 'Peggy Clarke')
- sweet daphne
- Professor Sargent camellia
All of these are outdoors. It is very cold and windy but sunny. I think we are a little behind schedule - usually there are a few more daffodils flowering by now.
I draped Peggy Clarke in Mardi Gras beads and took her picture today. It's posted on my blog.