Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for February 2020.
Here, in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we finally got a bit of snow a few days ago and then temperatures plummeted to the coldest of the season, so far.
But today we are back to warm-ish temps and the sun is shining a bit. The garden looks less wintry than this picture of snowdrops implies, but there still aren’t a lot of blooms to show.
The snowdrop picture was from when there was snow on the ground.
I went out a bit ago and captured a few pictures of some crocuses which are clearly trying to recover from the cold. I thought they would open in the sunshine and maybe they still will.
Those crocus blooms are like kids who won’t smile when a camera is pointed at them but will laugh and smile when they think no one is looking. I expect if I go out in another hour, I might catch the crocuses in full bloom, as long as I don’t take a camera with me.
I thought maybe the witch hazel would be in bloom, but its buds are still tight too.
Inside, though, is where the flower action is in February. The hyacinths have been blooming for a while now.
In fact, a few of the earlier blooming hyacinths have already faded.
That’s what’s going on in my garden in February. What’s blooming where you are? We would love to have you join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us. It’s easy to participate. Just post on your blog about what’s blooming in your garden on or around the 15th of the month, then come back here and leave a comment to tell us what you have and a link in the Mr. Linky widget to tell us how to get to your blog.
And remember, this meme is inspired by Elizabeth Lawrence, that Southern garden writer who wrote, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.”