Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - February 2019

Welcome to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for February 2019.

Here my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we are still in the midst of winter, though there are signs of a few blooms outside.

I looked through all the other February bloom day posts, all 12 of them going back to 2007 and have found that if we don't have snow on the ground, I can usually find a few flowers outdoors, even in the middle of winter.

But it's still a season of mostly indoor blooms.

I am pleased that the Lily of the Valley flowers are starting to bloom indoors. I'm growing these from pre-chilled pips purchased from White Flower Farms.  If you lean in and smell them, they smell just like spring!

In the sunroom, an old amaryllis I've had for several years is blooming nicely.

I broke some rules with this amaryllis because I never really gave it a dormant period in the fall to entice it to bloom again. I just kept watering it, though my watering habits are somewhat sporadic at times so maybe it was more dormant than I thought?

I have some lovely Kalanchoe blooms, too.
I'd like to take credit for getting this Kalanchoe to rebloom but that would be wrong. This is a plant given to me by a friend when it was already blooming.

If I could have a drumroll, and a warm coat, let's go outside!

A few snowdrops are blooming.
I long to have big drifts of snowdrops like they have in England, but I have to settle for these little puddles.

I thought *gasp* that I wouldn't have any crocuses to show for bloom day, but I took a careful walk around the back lawn and found just a few.
They are a bit late in starting this year, but in a few weeks, I hope to have all kinds of crocuses blooming in my back lawn.

What's blooming in your garden on the 15th of the month? It's easy to join in for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and show us. Just post on your blog about the blooms in your garden and then leave a comment below to tell us what you have and a link in the Mr. Linky widget to tell us how to get to your blog.

And always remember,

We can have flowers nearly every month of the year. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence

Comments

Happy Bloom Day Carol and congratulations on celebrating twelve years of your wonderful meme! I love the sight of your crocus in February. Maybe it’s a sign of an early spring? We haven’t had any snow yet this winter, except for a couple of light dustings and the Hyacinths are starting to emerge. The Hellebores are getting ready to bloom too, as there are lots of buds.
Pauline said…
Love your little crocus, I have planted some in my lawn too and just one has come up so far! We have lots of flowers blooming at the moment, including snowdrops, the weather is being kind to us.
VP said…
I have some drifts of snowdrops for you Carol! At last they're beginning to look like the vision I had in my head, though today I'm also thinking about another snowdrop related project...

Happy Blooms Day everyone!
Alana said…
Twelve Februaries. I need to look at my posts from previous years to get a sense of things. I actually have an outdoor plant starting to bloom although it's currently hidden under ice and snow we got a couple of days ago. Your snowdrops and crocus give me hope. Just maybe the groundhog was right. Happy GBBD and thank you once again!
outlawgardener said…
Although February can be a lean month bloom wise, it's nice to have some things popping up giving us hope that winter is nearly over. Happy GBBD!
Lisa said…
I miss the windows and arrangement near them of my old house, plant wise. I'd love to have winter flowering bulbs, but alas, Benny the Curious Cat wouldn't allow it.
I have to be content with a few plants way up on top of the kitchen cabinets and hutch.
Happy Bloom Day! Things are looking springy!
danger garden said…
You have crocus! None here yet...
Kris Peterson said…
This is the one meme I've never missed since I started blogging in late December 2012. And I do refer to my prior Bloom Day posts on a regular basis. Happy GBBD anniversary and thanks for keeping it going, Carol!
ARUN GOYAL said…
HAPPY BLOOM'S DAY ,for us living in Western part of India it is spring time ,burst of colors have already started coming out ,What a lovely shots of Crocus and Snowdrops in particular,I have tried crocus first time in my garden ,hope I have my luck with it.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AHEAD !
Lisa Greenbow said…
I am just getting some crocus greenery popping up. Yours are way ahead of mine. Happy GBBD.
Congratulations, Carol, on the years of sharing blooms on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day with readers and including other bloggers in the fun. Plants outside are quite dormant here these days. Nice to see your crocuses! Thanks again for sharing will all of us!
Helen said…
Fabulous achievement hosting this meme for so long - thank you
Heather said…
I have drifts of snow (unfortunately not snowdrops) outside. Inside, I've got a spider plant blooming, as well as a beautiful calla my Valentine gave me yesterday. I also brought up my crocus and tulips from the basement this week, so I have hope for more blossoms soon!
My crocus came up just in time for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day as well! Lovely!
John said…
Hi Carol, thanks for encouraging us every month to share our flower images. It creates a wonderful record.
The Witch Hazels are in full magnificent bloom. You must come have a look.
Evenstar said…
It's so satisfying to get an amaryllis to bloom, even if it wasn't really intentional!
Kathy said…
I did find one bloom and some snowdrops that were thinking about it during our latest warm spell, which has now turned to our latest cold spell, so they're buried under snow once again. But I know they're there and I did take pictures! Come look!
Carol, It's at this time of year that I'm most aware of the difference between zone 6a and zone 5a: the first crocus blooms are still more than a month away in my garden. Thanks again for hosting this monthly party.