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 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.