Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for January 2019.
Blooms outside? Well, not where I can see them because we got our first major snowstorm of the winter season over the weekend and the garden is covered with over six inches of snow.
I could at this point get all philosophical about the beauty of snow, how it changes a landscape, how it invokes a winter interest that not all climates can have.
Because it is beautiful, and it does change the landscape, and it does provide winter interest.
It also covers the outdoor blooms!
On January 2nd, I spied out the window a bright white object and ran out to find a single snowdrop in bloom.
I assume I saw it from the window because the garden fairies put a spotlight on it and made it nearly impossible for me to miss.
It’s buried for now, along with these tips from Iris reticulata. I took this picture a few days before the big snowfall from Winter Storm Gia.
They will be fine under the snow. They have no choice. They are rooted with no way to run away.
Now I could run away, but I won’t because just in time my Lily of the Valley pips have arrived from White Flower Farms. I’m going to pot them up and in a matter of weeks, I’ll have a lovely pot of flowers like these from last year.
Which is a good thing to have because they are already telling us that this coming weekend will bring another six inches of snow and it doesn’t look like much of the first six inches will have melted by then.
Such is the life of a four-seasons gardener!
What’s blooming in your garden on this fine January day? Join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us! It’s easy to participate. Just post on your blog about what’s blooming (or not 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 there.
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence