In other years, I’ve had the first blooms in March. Once, I managed snowdrops in February. But this year, I almost wondered if I’d have crocuses blooming for Bloom Day. Thankfully, this past week Spring finally arrived and I have a respectable showing.I’ve seen pictures of large patches of spring snowflakes, so I hope to see my own plants bulk up a bit. It’s one of those plants that does better when quickly transplanted from one garden to another, a passalong plant of the highest order. Read more about spring snowflake (Leucojum vernum) here. The crocuses I planted in 2012 are starting to look like something you might be able to see from the road: Speaking of colchicums… (Coum is pronounced KOE-um, by the way.) In 2013, Frances of Fairegarden gave me some Iris reticulata ‘Harmony’. There is quite a climate difference between our two gardens, and when these bulbs were planted here, it was before they would typically bloom here and after they had bloomed in her garden. They had quite an adjustment to make, and last year I only saw leaves. But this year… Looking forward to many more to come!
I also have snowdrops blooming all over: in the Secret Garden, along the chicken yard fence, in the Parking Pad bed, and tucked in here and there. Use the search box at right if you haven’t seen enough of them. There are currently some featured on my back page as well, though the display is always changing there.
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.