Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - February 2017

Most days, spring seems to have arrived early in my zone 9a garden, but that has become fairly typical in recent years. True, we may still have some chilly nights, but it seems unlikely that we'll have another freeze. (I better hope that we don't since I planted my tomatoes this week!)

With the warming days, a few blossoms are beginning to show themselves. Here's what's blooming in the garden on this February Bloom Day.


The 'Peggy Martin' rose has a few blooms this week. By another week to ten days, it will be fairly covered in these pretty blossoms.



And the little tazetta daffodils are here to assure us that it REALLY IS spring.



A few African daisies bloom among the foxtail fern.



The Carolina jessamine is actually past its prime and looking a bit the worse for wear now after a heavy rain this morning that knocked lots of its blossoms to the ground. This was taken a few days ago.



Several primroses grace pots around the garden. Here's yellow.



And red.



And a mixture of colors.



'Tangerine Beauty' crossvine that lives on the veggie garden fence has begun its spring bloom cycle.



Here are the delicate bloom spikes of heuchera 'Coral Bells' with Dilly the armadillo.



The azalea looks pretty bedraggled after the morning rain.



In the herb garden, the chives are sending out their pretty little blooms.



A pot of pansies is always a happy sight.



A few snapdragons bloom in pots around the front door entry.



Violas that have bloomed all winter still have some color left.



And indoors, the last amaryllis is sending out its pretty blossoms.

In another month, the garden will have been completely transformed and it will be hard to remember that only a few weeks ago, everything looked brown and dead. In the meantime, these few early blooms are the sweet promise of things to come.

Thank you for visiting my garden this month and thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens, our gracious host for this meme.

Happy gardening and happy Bloom Day. 

18 comments:

  1. You have such pretty blooms for February Dorothy and I especially like your photo of the African daisies. We are still cold here, but there are a few subtle hints of spring to come. For now I will live vicariously through your photos! Happy Bloom Day!

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    1. Hold on - spring is on its way to your northeastern garden, too!

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  2. Beautiful!
    The Rose and the Amaryllis are especially pretty
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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    1. It's hard to beat a rose and amaryllis for beauty.

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  3. Spring has most definitely sprung for you. Love the crossvine and that gorgeous little daff. But even here there are plenty of signs of new life emerging. Fabulous time of year.

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    1. It is a fabulous time of year. Unfortunately, it is all too brief where I live, but I will enjoy every minute of it because I know summer is coming!

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  4. The amaryllis looks splendid. So many blooms and it's only February!

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    1. It is a hopeful beginning for the gardening year.

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  5. I love primroses. I feasted my eyes on yours since the peacocks always eat mine so I have given up on growing them. It must be quite a bit warmer there. My red azalea finally has buds but is a good two weeks or more later than other years.

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    1. My ancient kurume azalea is one of the few plants left from the original landscaping when we moved here in 1988. It always seems to bloom earlier than most other azaleas.

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  6. Oh, Dorothy, I am sighing. Early flowers? I found a new one - crossvine. Looks like a trumpet vine with coral colors. So I had to look it up. And it's hardy here! I wonder why I never see it. Happy GBBD.

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    1. It is a cousin to the trumpet vine, which is probably obvious from the shape of the flowers. It is very hardy and I can imagine that it would do well even in New York!

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  7. Zone 9a? I can't even imagine the treasures you can grow there! Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

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  8. Wow you have a lot of beautiful blooms in your garden at this time of year!

    Greetings, Sofie #26
    http://sofiecreates.blogspot.be/2017/02/garden-bloggers-bloom-day-february-2017.html

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    1. They are sparse but each one is treasured.

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  9. Wow, Dorothy, spring comes really early to your garden. My hellebores are just budding out and no bulbs in sight. And you have so many gorgeous flowers already!

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    1. Spring seems to get earlier every year. It doesn't last long, but we enjoy it while it does.

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