Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for January 2018.
I will confess that I did not even go outside in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden her in central Indiana to look for blooms. It’s snow-covered and the temperatures are well below freezing.
In past years, I’ve often found the tips of snowdrops and the buds of hellebores when there was no snow on the ground. And since temperatures were much higher a few days ago, I might have found a few if I had kicked away some of the snow.
But we gardeners have a saying “Let the snow lie where it falls.”
Okay, I just made that up. But the truth of the matter is that it is best to just lay the snow be, let it melt when it is time for it to melt, and those buds and tips will be there, waiting.
Meanwhile, inside my forced Lily of the Valley are coming into bloom.
They smell like spring and don’t they look nice with my book?
Anyway, that’s January in the midwest. Some years, there’s snow, some years there are buds. We learn to take each winter day as it comes, force a few bloom indoors, order up some seeds, rest, and before we know it, we’ll have blooms to share for bloom day.
What’s blooming in or out of your garden on this mid-January day?
Join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and share what you’ve got blooming in your garden. It’s easy to do. Just post on your blog about what’s blooming in your garden on our about the 15th of the month and then come back here and leave a link in the Mr. Linky widget so we can find you and add a comment to tempt us to come and see!
And always remember, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence