Friday, February 15, 2019

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day - February 2019

I finally have some blooms to share. This month started out warmer than normal which helped to hurry things along a bit. We have even had a few days of sunshine. The response to the sun and a bit of warmth is that I have the first orchid bloom of the year. There are a bunch more buds but this one is the first to bloom. 
I had been wondering if I was going to get any blooms this year. My poor orchids summer outdoors but this summer wasn't a good one for them. I think they like it a bit more damp. I think this  year I might keep them inside all summer and only put them out when it rains.
Now on the more natural side of booms is this  Diane Witchhazel. She is sporting quite a few blooms among the ugly dried up leaves left on this shrub. I guess I could have cut them off since this shrub never wants to grow. It has stayed the same size since I bought it. Of course when it did a bit of growing the rabbits ate it. So I guess I shouldn't complain. It is fun to look out and see these blooms when it is so cold.
Finally, when the sun was out yesterday I missed the chance to get some good photos of my little batch of Galanthus 'Nivalis'. They looked so cute with their little selves spread wide open. I will have to wait for another sunny day.
You don't have to wait until spring to see more blooms. You can pop over to Carol's May Dreams Garden to see what others have blooming in their garden. 
Have a great weekend. 



27 comments:

  1. I love witch hazel but it's yet another of the plants on the long list of things that won't grow here. Your orchid is a beauty. Most of mine are in my lath house and, while a couple have produced flower stems, I don't think I'll see any flowers until our daytime temperatures rise - unless, perhaps, my husband remembers that Sunday is our anniversary...

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    1. I hope you have a big bouquet of flowers for your anniversary Kris. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I am impressed with anyone who can get an orchid to rebloom. Given our weather I forgot it was Bloom Day!

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    1. It is difficult to keep track of the dates and days when you don't have to get out in the cold snowy weather. Keep warm.

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  3. My snowdrops are still buried under snow!

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  4. OK, now this is really what I needed to see. You are south of me, but not that far south. Yay, spring will really happen! (That orchid is gorgeous!)

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    1. Thanks Beth. I hope spring is about to move in. I am tired of the crazy up and down weather. Having 60degree days in February and January really make it tough to get through the winter.

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  5. Lisa, you have a blooming orchid, congrats!
    I also love first vernal flowers, galanthus are pretty ones.
    Happy GBBD!

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  6. That orchid is a beautiful colour.

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  7. Congratulations on your success with your orchid. Hooray for winter bloomers that get us through this bleak season.

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    1. Thanks Peter. Yes, it is nice to have a few blooms this time of year.

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  8. 'Diane' is a beautiful rich color. Witch hazel is a winter treat. Your orchid is looking good too. Happy flowers!

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  9. Nice work on the orchid. Must be nice to see some Snowdrops in bloom. We just got another six inches of snow (I've been shoveling this morning), but the way things have been going it could be gone by next week.

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    1. Your area has had the worst winter this year. Ours has been pretty bad too but not so much snow.

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  10. Ah finally got to your 'latest' post ~ lovely spring look with the delightful floral macro shots!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. It is always good to see you here. I am glad you finally found my home page so you can see more than one post. I don't post as often as you do though. Have a great week.

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  11. Beautiful blooms ~ enjoy ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. Dear Lisa - you must share your secret to getting your orchid to bloom. I have one but it just sits there with green leaves and no blooms. Yours is beautiful. So glad to see too some signs of spring have begun to come your way. Hope you will send some my way too. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs!

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  13. Wishing you a happy weekend and lots of blooms!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. Your photographs are lovely. It's been unusually warm here, too. Lots of plants which don't normally show until later are starting to bloom already. We had a similar February last year, the March brought freezing pavements and snow. All the flowers suffered terribly.

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  15. Hi Lisa, your Diane Witchhazel looks like a decorative bow! It is quite striking, and the color is especially pretty against the dried brown leaf.

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