Inspired by the words of Elizabeth Lawrence, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year,” Carol of May Dreams Gardens started Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from all over the world publish what is currently blooming in their gardens, and leave a link in Mr. Linky and the comments of May Dreams Gardens.
blooming last November, the same blossoms even, I think. And you can see there are buds waiting in the wings. Most of the snowdrops not still buried under snow were on the verge of blooming. This is the only bud that had “dropped” for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, but it hadn’t actually opened. However, the snowdrops in the Secret Garden were trying valiantly to bloom, despite the snow: And a picture of my latest acquisition, Crocus korolkowii ‘Lucky Number.’ The story of how it got its name is in Janis Ruksans book, Crocuses, reviewed here. But I bought it from Odyssey Bulbs because they claimed it was their earliest blooming crocus. It looks like it will live up to its promise.Above is the view from my bathroom window, only reversed, as I took this picture outside and the window is out of sight at the back of the image. Even though it is the north side of the house, water from below thaws the soil and gives these plants an early start. It took me several years to notice this and then capitalize on it by planting early bloomers here. Now, though most of the crocus and snowdrops are still buried under snow, I can enjoy a few choice blooms from the comfort of the house. The hellebores pictured below are the same ones that were
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
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