Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - February 2017

I don't like to sound repetitious but February in my zone 6 garden doesn't offer much in the line of blooms in February.  Some years there is nothing blooming so I guess I shouldn't complain. We have had so many days of April weathers that I have our first Hellebore blooming. I couldn't help myself. I snatched up the first bloom and brought it inside so I could admire it through out the day.
The dogs broke off a small stem of Witch Hazel while rousting about the garden. So I also have it in a vase inside. 
I think one of the most exciting blooms of winter is the beautiful crocus dotting the garden with tiny dashes of sunshine. 
            
The little clump of snowdrops out front are all abloom. It is odd that the ones in the back garden are not blooming yet.  
Inside it is more of the same. The orchids have been relegated to a corner in the livingroom since we were having company this weekend and needed the space. They haven't pouted they just keep on blooming.
My final offering are the sweet little florist azaleas that my DB gifted me with this Valentines Day. They are so cheerful. I just wish they would live to bloom again. 
So what is blooming in and around your garden today?  You can pop over to May Dreams Garden where Carol and everyone is sharing their blooms for this February.

32 comments:

  1. You have flowers everywhere! the hellebore is my favorite and...oh those silly dogs running around breaking things! Which I guess is better than stealing a roast or something... ;)

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    1. I hadn't thought about the roast incident in a long time. I guess a little breakage is better than that.

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  2. Lucky you, with both crocuses and snowdrops already blooming. I'm in zone 7, but there's no sign yet of either in my garden.

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    1. ALison, we have been having temps of two months ahead almost all of February and most of January. It is a crazy non-winter here. Even at that I haven't done much in the garden. Just too risky.

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  3. Wow, you have a lot happening in your garden. I guess I thought this was typical for you but it doesn't sound like that's the case. We are about to have 10 days of above normal temps so I should see some snowdrops. At least I hope I do!

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    1. Winter has been so weird here. We had the coldest December in some time then January was warm and February has been even warmer. I have been itching to "do" something in the garden but I know it is too early. The weather has me confused too. ha..

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  4. Did I miss a post about a second dog?? I do love those orchids. I wonder if my cat would try to nibble them?

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    1. You didn't miss anything Nan. The other dog belongs to my Neighbor. It is actually her Granddog that she sits a lot. Nala and Annie love to play. They are the same size but their playing makes for some awful conditions in the garden from time to time.

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    2. I don't know if the cats would leave them alone or not. The leaves are leathery and there is no soil for them to want to dig in. The orchid medium is bark. These phalanopsis are very inexpensive. Give it a try.

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  5. You have more blooming than I do. I wish I had planted crocus. I will have to put that on my list for the fall. Snowdrops too!

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    1. Oh yes, You need to get some bulbs in the ground for next spring. You are doing so much in your new garden. Maybe you will find some surprise bulbs popping up.

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  6. You are in a colder zone than here on Long Island (Zone 7) and way ahead of us! I have Hellebores blooming but no crocus yet for quite a while. I am enjoying your spring blooms and they are giving me hope that spring is on the way! Happy Bloom Day!

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    1. Like I have said, we are having crazy warm weather. You just never know now days.

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  7. Oh wow! Look at everything you have blooming! That hellebores is stunning. I scouted for signs of snowdrops over the weekend to no avail, but surely something will pop up soon, right?

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    1. When things start showing up for you they will be popping. It won't be long now.

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  8. Gorgeous hellebore!! You are way ahead of me (zone 5)-- everything around here is still under the snow..but fruit tree prunings on the windowsill keep me focused on the promise of springtime blooms!

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  9. A very good showing, I'd say! Thanks for joining in for bloom day. (Your link pointed to January, but I fixed it to point to February.)

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    1. Good grief Carol. I often have bad luck trying to link up with your Mr Linky. I am sure it is me but you would think I could figure it out. Thanks.

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  10. Beautiful Hellebores!
    Lovely Valentine flowers, too!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  11. Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day! I love the pretty crocuses. Mine haven't made an appearance yet.

    Greetings, Sofie #26
    http://sofiecreates.blogspot.be/2017/02/garden-bloggers-bloom-day-february-2017.html

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  12. Gorgeous! I'm afraid to rake off the leaf mulch in the spring-blooming bed, but I think I will this week. It's going to be mild for a week and then get cold again. I hope the spring bloomers won't bloom and then die. But I guess they're tough and they know when to appear. :)

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    1. I felt the same way but with a 10-day forcast of above normal temps I was afraid it would be much more difficult to mulch around (mow up leaves) with the plants sticking up so high. I wonder where this warm weather will lead us??

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  13. No blooms at all here, so this is a treat, Lisa! That is such a pretty hellebore. I planted a new one with ruffled edges last year, so I can't wait to see it bloom. Like Beth, I'm tempted to rake off the leaf mulch this weekend, but I hate to do it too soon in case we have bad weather ahead. Too bad the weatherman can't tell us if winter is really over:)

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    1. I doubt it is really over but it is too darned warm not to take advantage of it.

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  14. We have some Snowdrops blooming. However, the Hellebores and Crocus are still sleeping.

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    1. Hi ya Jason. It is still early despite the warm temps.

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  15. I love those first crocus of the year. so small but such a large burst of colour. today all I am seeing is white outside my window. We're in full winter storm mode here in Canada

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  16. Great shots ~ signs of Spring in your area ~ lovely to see ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

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