Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for January 2020.
If you’ve been following along with bloom day since its beginning in February 2007, congratulations on completing 13 years of bloom day posts.
If you are just getting started with bloom day and aren’t quite sure what’s going on with it, I wrote about the history of how it began last year. Please feel free to follow the link to get caught up.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we are enjoying a mild winter so far. Will we return to our usual program of snow and ice and bitterly cold winds? Perhaps.
Until then, I am enjoying the Christmas Roses which are still blooming outside. Helleborus niger is a life-saver for those who garden where there is true winter. It makes it at least possible to “have flowers nearly every month of the year.”
Another plant that makes it possible is snowdrops.
In my garden, I had a snowdrop blooming on January 2nd.
This one is probably Galanthus nivalis. This is the earliest I’ve ever had a snowdrop bloom so even though it has long perished, I’m including it in this bloom day post.
Otherwise, I’d have to resort to showing a bunch of amaryllis blooming in the sunroom which is fine but outdoor flowers are more exciting this time of year.
And that’s bloom day around here.
Thirteen years of records of what blooms in and around my garden on the 15th of the month going back to February 2007.
What’s blooming in your garden right now? We would love to have you join in for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day and show us.
It’s easy to participate. Just post on your blog about what’s blooming in your garden, then come here and leave a comment to tell us what you have and a link so we can find you.
And remember, We can have flowers nearly every month of the year. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence