Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for January 2014.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, I had to go inside to find blooms in January.
Fortunately, it wasn’t that difficult to find a few indoor blooms.
I followed my nose to find the Lily of the Valley, which I purchased as pre-cooled pips and planted about five weeks ago.
I’ve been enjoying the blooms for quite awhile now. They’ve added to my indoor garden and later this spring, I’ll plant them outside, where someday they’ll bloom for an outdoor bloom day in May.
I’ve still got a few Amaryllis in bloom, though there are far fewer now than a week ago.
I enjoyed having these blooms last week when I was trapped inside by a raging snowstorm that dumped nearly a foot of snow on my garden and dropped the temperatures to sub zero for a day or two.
Now a week later, most of the snow has melted, but there are still no signs of blooms outdoors, unlike last year when I counted four blooms outside.
What else is blooming here at May Dreams Gardens? In the sun room, the Kalanchoe is still blooming along with these two Crown of Thorns plants.
I can always count on Crown of Thorns to have a bloom or two, regardless of what else is going on in my garden or sun room.
And that’s what I’ve got to show for this bloom day, my 84th time to post on the 15th of the month about the blooms in my garden.
There are several other garden bloggers who have posted for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day from the beginning who now also have this seven year record of their garden.
How long have you been posting for bloom day? Whether this is your first time or your 84th time, we’d love to read about what is blooming in your garden today.
It’s easy to join in. Just post on your blog about what is blooming in your garden on the 15th of the month and leave a comment to tell us what you have waiting for us to see so we can pay you a virtual visit. Then put your name and the url to your post on the Mr. Linky widget below to make it easy to find you.
Then repeat after me… “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence