Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - February 2012

This February is has been  rather mild for winter in general. It is just amazing to see that the plants have all been responding to the generous doses of sunshine and warmth not usually in evidence this time of year.

Other than Snowdrops or inside plants February doesn't normally offer much in blooms.  This February I am happy to say that some of the Hellebores are blooming. You can see that the one below is a little frost weary but it keeps on blooming.

The pussy willow is beginning to break open.
Amazing that there are crocus blooming. Just the big yellow ones and only in protected places.  All of this makes me anxious to see what might pop out any day now.
For more wintery blooms you can pop over to Carol's here to see what is blooming all over the world this month. Do you have blooms in your garden now?

30 comments:

Hanni said...

Very sweet! I'll have a wait a while longer here in Northern Indiana. :) I ought to get a pussy willow; I've been admiring them online all day.

Laurrie said...

I love all the expectation bundled in that soft white pussy willow. So ready!

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

Wow! Your Hellebores are sure putting on a show. Maybe I need to get out in the garden and look a bit more; perhaps something is happening I haven't noticed — but I don't think we are as far along as you.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Lovely.. I love February.. things are starting to pop up and we even saw some nesting birds already. The migrating birds will be coming thru next. Spring is coming..:))) I need to go out and take some pix of the flowers coming up.

shirl said...

Hi Lisa, Happy GBBD :-D

We're having the same conditions yet so far apart. It really hasn't felt like winter here. I keep thinking it will come... but then the flowers will be buried.... we don't want that do we. Wind, strong wind has been our winter so far causing much damage. Love the pussy willow :-)

Lee May said...

I looked today, but my hellebores are way behind yours. So, your fine images whet my appetite and sharpen my expectation.

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~Babs said...

I loved seeing your blooms.
We've a few jonquils or daffodils around the area,and some flowering quince, but that's about all I've seen. We had such a drought last summer here in Texas, it's amazing anything survives!

NellJean said...

Thanks for asking, I do have blooms despite a freeze on Saturday and Sunday nights. February is a terrible month.

Did you cut some pussy willow to take inside and force?

SandyCarlson said...

These are gorgeous.

Lee May said...

Hmmm, I dunno Lisa, I just checked Lyn's computer, and pics were fine. I appreciate your efforts and am sorry HAL is gumming up your works or mine. No one else has reported problems, but I'll check tomorrow. Meanwhile, feel free to e me: eleemay@gmail.com

Annie in Austin said...

With a couple of roses in bloom, I should not complain, Lisa - but oh! Your hellebores really get me.

Happy Bloom Day!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Rose said...

Oh, Lisa, you are making me anxious to see the hellebores bloom here! I've had crocuses, but the hellebores are biding their time. How sweet to see the pussywillow budding, too; sadly, Mr. P had to cut ours down last fall.

Lea s Menagerie said...

Great post for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
Love the crocus - so hardy, so small, so pretty!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

We are also having the mildest of winters which has me on pins and needles. I worry about the freeze to come in April. Oh well. Love your hellebore and pretty little winter blooms.~~Dee

Darla said...

It seems all kinds of flowers are taking advantage of this warmer February. Your hellebore is gorgeous....don't know about these new had to read word verifications.....hmmmm

Nan said...

And we live in the same country?! :<)

Julie said...

Your hellebores are lovely! I'm a former Hoosier now living in SC, and I must admit--I don't miss that "lake effect" snow! Look forward to meeting you at the Asheville Fling!

scottweberpdx said...

Lovely blooms...it really is amazing to see how early everyone's gardens are this year!

Tammie Lee said...

so wonderful to see your flowers
ours are still in the form of ice crytsals

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I keep forgetting how far ahead of us you are! Even though the winter has been milder than normal here, the only foliage that is peaking up is bearded iris and tiger lily. Maybe my hellebores would be in flower if they ever set buds the previous year. :)

SandyCarlson said...

Crocuses? Wow. Your late winter/early spring blooms are a delight to see. Those colors are very rich.

Q said...

A few crocus are in bloom in my gardens.
I once had a pussy willow....
Yours is very pretty....
Sherry

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I have hellebores, too, but... crocus? Already?! Wow! :-)

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Lisa, it's a strange year isn't it? We are having such a mild winter I bought a couple more hellebores today and even a forsythia to grace the garden along with some veg plants. I don't usually plant veg this early without protection. Happy late bloom day my friend. May your winter stay green.~~Dee

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lisa girl your hellebore look amazing !
I am afraid mine are not going to look very good at all .. lack of snow and a dry bed is not a good way to "hatch" hellebore .. but I will enjoy yours girl !
Joy : )

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

flowers awakening from their winter slumber reminds me why I love everything outdoors!

Layanee said...

You are so far ahead of my hellebores! It is so gratifying to see them after the long, even mild, winter.

CommonWeeder said...

I did not expect to see all these blooms. Lucky you!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

By the way, I was REALLY glad to see your comment on my blog this morning. Had been thinking about you as I was reading all about the terrible storms that hit southern Indiana yesterday!