Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for February 2022.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, all thoughts that we might escape winter with mild weather have been blown away by cold winds and a true winter snowstorm a week or so ago.
Before that eight or so inches of snow arrived, I had hopes of showing off in mid-February with the earliest crocuses, maybe some fully open snowdrops. Perhaps even a reticulated iris.
But instead, all I have to offer is a lily of the valley pip I forced into bloom indoors.
It actually opened a week or so ago but since it is still blooming as it write this post, it counts.
Outside, I saw just the tips of some snowdrops.
Hmmm… that close-up pic shows more bud than I thought. I’ll have to check the forecast to see if there will be enough warm days ahead for them to decide to open up sooner rather than later. And if they open, the vernal witch hazel won’t be far behind.
In the meantime, I will fall back on the one plant that blooms year-round in my sunroom, a Euphorbia with the common name Crown of Thorns.
And that is it here in my garden in mid-February!
What’s blooming in your garden for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day?
Take some pictures, write a blog post, then come back here and leave a comment and a link so we can see what you have for us to see mid-month. That’s all it takes to join this meme.
And remember the quote from Elizabeth Lawrence, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” Nearly.