My impulsively purchased orchid still looks fantastic, and while one forced hyacinth is past its prime, another is getting ready to take its place. This “Christmas” cactus was also an impulse purchase a couple of years ago. It blooms quite a while after my other two and thus extends the indoor winter bloom season.I also have a lovely Valentine’s Day bouquet enlivening my desk. The snowdrops outdoors continue to play hide-and-seek, as the snow melts and then accumulates again. I give myself a small pat on the back for choosing a microclimate for them conducive to early blooming. My guess is it will be March before they actually open.
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.