Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for February 2021.
Here in my USDA Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, it is currently 7ºF, which is -14ºC. There is some snow on the ground, but it is a patchy bit of snow covered with a thin coating of a light snow that fell overnight. “Fell” isn’t probably the best way to describe how that particular bit of snow landed on the ground. “Floated down” might be better.
Beginning Sunday evening (Feb. 14th), more snow should fall so that by Tuesday morning, we’ll have another four to seven inches of snow on the ground.
All this chatter about snow is to distract you from realizing that I have no blooms outside today. Or at least I’m not going out there to wander around and check for any. Could there be a stray snowdrop, an errant early crocus, or a slightly open witch hazel bloom in my garden? Perhaps. See above about the temperature.
I did dash out to take one picture of where snowdrops will come up eventually. It’s right by the front porch.
Inside, I have a couple of blooms, including the begonia pictured above. I’ve long forgotten what variety it is and alas, no tag. It also has pretty foliage.
Also blooming is the cyclamen I purchased as a little plant last spring. It is actually on its second flush of bloom so doesn’t have quite as many flowers as it had a few months ago. But, it’s blooming so it counts!
What doesn’t count is this amaryllis bud. I thought it might open in time for bloom day but it’s taking its sweet time.
And that’s it for this cold, February Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.
What’s blooming in your garden this month? Join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us. It’s easy to participate. Post on your blog about the blooms in your garden on or around the 15th of the month, then come here to leave a comment and a link in the Mr. Linky widget so we can come and see what you’ve got.
And remember… “We can have flowers every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence
Kris P says
I expect GBBD may be a spare affair for many this month given the arctic conditions gripping much of the country but such is not the case in my part of it, which may look as though it’s a different hemisphere right now. As always, thanks for hosting.
danger garden says
It’s a cold, snowy, icy disaster here in Portland… stay warm!
Kathy Jentz says
No GBBD post from me this month – this weekend’s ice storm was BRUTAL. Still I have Winter Jasmine blooming outside and a few houseplants flowering as well. Just wanted to stop by and say, “Hi!” and praying that spring starts on time next month.
Christopher CNC says
I’m in a hot spot in all these winter storms. I have snowdrops.
Anna K says
I love that little begonia, and I am sad to admit that I have tried it, and killed it. I really should stay away from houseplants – I’m terrible with them. It’s an icy affair from Portland today.
Lee@Northeastern Gardenig says
Hi Carol and Happy Bloom Day! We are also under a blanket of snow here on Long Island with one snowfall after another. I do have Hellebores blooming, but they are currently under the snow, so I am sharing some other winter views. Will hope for blooms to show next month and just wanted to say hello. (PS. After many attempts to comment with failure, I am trying to post under my other account. My Bloom day post is on the main blog.)
John Willis says
It is indeed a dreary start to February. It was hard to find flowers but I did find a few in the spirit of Elizabeth Lawrence.