(Note to my regular readers: Poetry Sunday will return next week.)
Trying to find blooms in my February garden was a real scavenger hunt, but I did manage to come up with a few prizes. And some surprises.
|If it's February, it's time for the leucojum to send out their dainty little bell-shaped blossoms. No surprise there.|
|In a pot near the front door, the more cultivated form of the plant, the purple oxalis, is also beginning to bloom as it nestles in its companion ivy.|
|Also near the front door, the pansies still bloom in their pot with the ornamental cabbage.|
|A few of the cyclamen hang on as well.|
|The Turk's Cap 'Big Momma' was bitten back by the night of below freezing temperatures, but the part of the plant closest to the brick wall survived and continues to bloom.|
|As do a few of the bright orange blossoms of the Cape honeysuckle. It has been in continuous bloom since early fall.|
|The Carolina Jessamine has a few blooms. In another week, it should be covered in them.|
|I've added a few primroses in pots around the garden. These brighten the patio table.|
|Elsewhere on the patio, the violas continue their winter-long bloom. The plant in the center is mullein.|
|Purple trailing lantana is another of my continuous bloomers. Unless it gets really, really cold, it almost never shuts down, so it's doing quite nicely in this mild winter.|
|The fringy fuchsia flowers of the loropetalum are in their glory now.|
|I would be negligent if I didn't also mention my Valentine's Day orchid from my Sweetie. Thank you, Sweetie!|
Thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for eight years of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Here's hoping number nine is the bloomingest one yet!