Two days after bloom day, and I have new blooms to share that were only hinted at when I posted what was blooming in my garden on the 15th for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.
The first is a newly opened bloom on the Star Magnolia, Magnolia stellata.
This magnolia bloomed magnificently last year, but really didn’t start blooming until early April, and peaked on April 9th. So far only two blooms opened today, but many more are threatening to open. This could be one of those years when the Magnolia blooms get zapped by a frost or freeze. I hope not, but it is a definite possibility this early in the year.
The second bloom is the first daffodil. This is a happy bloom to see, and there will be many more in the days ahead. And even if we get some frost or snow or sleet, these daffodils will make it through in pretty good shape. This particular daffodil has no name that I know of, so I’m calling it ‘Sunny Side Up’ because it looks like a fried egg, sunny side up.
And finally there is Chionodoxia, Glory of the Snow, that is suddenly just there.
I hope these blooms don’t take their name literally. After the nice days we’ve had so far this week, nothing would be glorious about more snow. Nothing.
What is glorious is the overwhelming and growing response to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!
I’d like to thank everyone who joined in for bloom day this month. Wow, almost 150 bloggers left a link on Mr. Linky! Wow. In the past, I tried to visit each blog and leave a comment, but with that many, well, that’s a lot to visit.
But I hate to see a bloom day post without a comment, so can everyone help out? If you posted for bloom day, will you be so kind as to go back to the Mr. Linky widget and find the two blogs listed before you and the two blogs listed after you, and go visit them and check out their blooms, then leave a comment to let them know you were there. If you are one of the first on the list or last on the list, just pick a couple of blogs you don’t recognize and go for a visit.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing this and for making Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day such a success and a lot of fun, too.
“May all your comments multiply as blooms in your garden.” (A sentiment only a garden blogger would understand.)