Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - February 2011

You can tell it has been a long cold winter. My poor Snowdrops seem to have been stunted. They are barely 2 inches tall. I don't mind becasue it was so much fun to go out there and see them actually blooming today.
The pussy willow is also beginning to fuzzz up. It is fun seeing them too. I had to cut a few of them and bring them inside.  
That is all that is blooming here now. There is some anticipation for next months stars that will be honored for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day hosted by Carol at May Dreams Garden. If you have some blooms to share or just want to see blooms from all over the world pop over to Carols Blog for more. 

32 comments:

Nell Jean said...

Seems the first bulbs to put up blossoms are kind of shy. When they see the sunshine, they usually stretch toward it. Happy Bloom Day.

Rose said...

I would be so excited to see snowdrops in my garden right now that I would do cartwheels in the grass...well, not really, since I never could do a cartwheel:) Anyway, it's good to see these signs of spring in your garden, Lisa. It won't be long before those hellebores will show their full faces for you.

Cyndy said...

Must have been exciting to see those blooms after the winter we're having Adorable snowdrops - I'm sure they'll stretch out with the sun, as Nell Jean says.

shirl said...

Happy GBBD Lisa, lovely to see their white bells though - love your new seasonal banner too :-)

Ah pussy willow, always makes my smile. A childhood thing I think. I don't have any in my garden :-)

Julie said...

I cannot even imagine how exciting it would be to see the first spring plants and flowers after all that snow each year!!! They sure are pretty...I love your snowdrops!!! So sweet!

RBell said...

I think the Snowdrops are such fun. They may be short, but I bet the brilliant white catches the eye.

Beyond My Garden said...

I've never seen snowdrops so short.
nellie

Blackswamp_Girl said...

LOVE the pussywillow fuzzzzzzz... and yours are such a bright, Luna-white! Happy GBBD... :)

Carolyn ♥ said...

Love the pussy willow... one of my Spring favorites!

yoon see said...

Really gorgeous blooms:)
The little white accents are really cool, inviting!

I feel better now with your blossom terapy here Lisa!

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD said...

Lucky gardener! I am completely jealous that those first little treasures are appearing. Another month for me, unless this snow melts faster than it is currently doing.

SandyCarlson said...

These signs of spring are very, very beautiful.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Its always so much fun to go out and find something coming up and blooming. Our crocus are blooming in all colors. Our lovely weather has gone away and winter has come back tho. boo hiss. :)

Cheryl said...

Your little snowdrop may be stunted Lisa but it is still very beautiful.....and the hellebore, how lovely to see that large swollen bud.

Pussy willow is gorgeous......I am not surprised that you are filling a vase......

Darla said...

The little snowdrop sure is trying for you isn't she?

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Regardless of the weather you do have some very nice blooms to show for Blooms Day. Love the tiny snowdrop, may many follow!

Happy Blooms Day

Jayne said...

This morning, I blogged about my daffodils coming up! Come on spring!

Marvin said...

Finding February blooms can be a daunting task. Love the pussy willow.

Nan said...

Yeah, me too, Lisa. Just a different variety of snowdrops. :<)

cyndy said...

eoeowee! looks like spring has sprung in your garden.

...happy spring to you!

(thanks for the preview of what is coming my way...in a few months!)

ps..remember never to pick a snowdrop and bring it indoors!

messyfish said...

Oh that is so beautiful! All the childrens books go on about these two... Nice to see them in photograph !

ArtPropelled said...

So pretty. I havn't seen snowdrops in years!

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

Looks like spring has already arrived at your house.

Patsi said...

Pretty snowdrops.
I'm still looking...have a few new buds. Sooo want that excitement...I know, soon.

Sunray said...

Great photos. Firs pussy willow I've seen in the gardens so far. Nice surprise.

Cher
Goldenray Yorkies

One said...

Those are beautiful blooms. Happy Belated Bloom Day!

Stapeliad said...

Oh/... I LOVE pussy willows!!

Your comment about robust made me laugh! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Pussywillows are so cute :-)

Balisha said...

I'm just back from having a cold and spied a snowdrop picture on my side bar. I thought, "Who is lucky enough to have snowdrops?" So, here I am to enjoy yours. Happy Spring to come...Balisha

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Seeing your snowdrops is very exciting.
Not too long now until spring!
I am hopeful that the bitter cold weather that is forecasted will be the last of the Arctic blasts for this winter.
Blooms, bees and butterflies...soon to see them once again.
Happy Back yard Bird Count!
Sherry

Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings said...

I hope it won't be long until you'll see lots more in your garden. I caught my breath when I saw your header of the precious snowdrop. Yes, it's been a long, cold winter. Somehow, we will all survive.~~Dee

Geraldine said...

Oh how pretty. Spring flowers in Feb. I love the snowdrops, I've never actually seen these before. Lovely.

Happy Gardening, coming soon!