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happenings in and around my zone 6b gardens in northern Virginia and in central Virginia
Friday, February 15, 2008
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day
Today is the first anniversary of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. A year ago, Carol asked us to tell her what's blooming in our gardens on the 15th of every month. I'm astonished to find that I had something in bloom outdoors every month.
Let's get right to it then. I'm not going to post all the photos here, but the links are to my photos on Picasa. I have the same 3 plants in bloom that I've showed you in recent weeks - Crocus sieberi 'Firefly', Crocus ancyrensis 'Golden Bunch', and Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis). The crocuses were not happy about their ice bath on Wednesday, but the new flowers that have opened since then are fine.
The snowdrops just bounced right back after the ice melted.
Then I have a whole lot of "almosts". My oldest violet (unknown variety) usually has a few flowers very early in the spring. I had to look close to find one, and didn't notice until I had the photo on the computer that there were 2 more buds.
The Pine Knot Hellebores just raised their heads in the last few days, but the flowers are still not quite open.
I have several different colors of the Pine Knot Hellebores. And lastly I have a couple of narcissus close to blooming. My old reliable unknown species/variety, and 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation' shown below. They sure knew how to name varieties in the old days (1943), didn't they?
Oh, and on my way out the door this afternoon, I noticed one Scilla siberica flower.
Update, Feb. 16: Forgot a couple of almosts - winter aconites (Eranthis hyemalis) and rosemary.
February 2007 Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day post
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