Monday, February 15, 2010

Garden Blogger Bloom Day February 2010

The sun was shining today when I went out to look for blooms for Garden Blogger Bloom Day, our monthly bloom sharing day originated by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. I knew I would find a few blooms since I had seen several varieties of bulbs blooming for the past week or so. But I was surprised to see the first crocuses of the year, luckily snuggled up close to the cyclamen I planned to photograph.


This ivy pelargonium is tucked up close to the house and has bloomed off and on this winter.

Near by, one of the dietes has also bloomed although none of the other fortnight lilies in the yard show signs of blooming.

I love Dwarf Carnation Evermore! It blooms almost year round and offers one bloom in time to make this month's list.
Grand Primo daffodils continue to bloom...
as do the leucojum in multiple places...
and a sweet little daffodil given to me by a friend several years ago has multiplied and joins in.
Garden peas have begun to bloom although they have lots more growing to do.
Anisodontea Hibiscus Bits blooms...but only on the sunny side of the plant!
Evergreen clematis Avalanche blooms on the wedding arbor.
Other blooms include camellia Chandleri Elegans, sweet allysum, and viburnum tinus.

8 comments:

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oooh... I'm loving this post, Leslie, but you're really giving me spring fever over here! :)

'Avalanche' on the wedding arbor must be gorgeous, btw. Do you have any full shots of it to share?

NellJean said...

Such wonderful blossoms for Bloom Day, harbinger of things to come in cooler climates.

Happy Bloom Day.

noel said...

aloha,

wow, what a celebration for bloom day, i love the clematis, i'm surprised its blooming so early...what a nice collection you have blooming today. I enjoyed reading your beautiful post today:)

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Ah, Leslie, that is just cheering to my cold and tender heart. I can't believe you have stuff blooming in the midst of winter. I am dreaming of CA. I am.~~Dee

Melody said...

The carnation is adorable. I will have to find one of those to go with my others.

Garden Junkie said...

So nice to see flowers in bloom - a promise of things to come here in CT. Love the clematis - not one I've seen before - very pretty.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I'm really struck by the pairing of the Cyclamen & the Crocus, one of which I can grow outside, the other not. Their jewel tones look great together. I agree with Blackswamp Girl that your post is like a preview of spring.

Cindy, MCOK said...

Oh, how lovely it all is! I must have Grand Primo, I simply must. I wish I could grow Anisodontea. They speak to me!