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.”
danger garden says
And she keeps the dream alive! Bonus for me…I get to be the first to link.
Kris Peterson says
I'm glad to see you surface, Carol. Mid-month wouldn't be the same without GBBD.
Happy to see your placeholder is gone and you were able to post. Wouldn't have been the same without you and the other GBBD bloggers. We had sunshine – and 4 above – this morning, which is why it was sunny. No crocuses for us yet.
My crocus were shy today too. I was hoping it would be sunny again, so they'd open, but no. Glad you are okay, you had us worried!
Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening says
Thank you for doing these posts on the 15th of each month Carol. It has become a stable and just wouldn’t be the same without Bloom Day. It doesn’t even matter how much is blooming, as long as we are all here to celebrate our gardens together!
Lisa at Greenbow says
Funny that my crocus are no where near ready to bloom but my witch hazels are finished. Happy Bloom Day.
Janet, The Queen of Seaford says
Thanks for hosting this Carol. This time of year it is great to see who has spring close at hand.
I love the crocus, not something that I can grow. But there is a native Texas witch hazel–nice to see that yours has buds, even if the blooms are not ready. Thanks for hosting!
Arun Goyal says
Primarily I thought that you want be opening link up this mid month but here you are with another awaited link up to look into gardens around the world.Thanks for hosting.Spring is all set to enter in my garden here in India.
Phillip Oliver says
You know spring is on the way when the crocus begin. So pretty! I'm late on my bloom day but hopefully will get it tomorrow.
Anna K says
I always think snowdrops look their best poking out of the snow. So marvelously defiant! Thanks for hosting!
Thankfully we don't have snow, just lots of rain in biblical proportions! The flowers don't seem to mind though, they just keep flowering. The crocus are shy of opening though, maybe when it gets a bit warmer.
Pam's English Garden says
My witch hazel isn't blooming yet either. I'm disappointed. Thanks for hosting, Carol. Stay warm! P.x
John Willis says
Hi Carol, here I am, late as usual, but with a nice set of flowers for February. Nature has been kind to us in Maryland.
Brenda in South Dakota says
Carol, only one USDA zone cooler, but no green shoots in site here! Seeing your first spring blooms does give hope.
Jean at Jean's Garden says
Wow! Look at those snowdrops and crocuses blooming through the snow! I'm at least six weeks away from the first crocus blooms here in Maine.
Snowdrops are just astounding. Mine are a recent addition to my garden, but such a sweet announcement of spring's imminent arrival. Thank you for hosting Bloom Day, faithful Carol!