Well, here I am a day late and dollar short. We’ve had a lot of winter cold going around here, both in our bodies and outside so I just totally blitzed out on Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day yesterday. It’s compounded by the state of the outdoors which is very wintery and anything but flower-filled.
Many of our early bloomers are still buried in snow so I’ve no idea what they are doing for prepping for spring. We did pick a Japanese Quince for forcing and it certainly was far enough along to blossom.
But the general state of the outdoors has fewer flowers than I ever remember for this time of year. Even the reliable red fall camellia has a only a few scatter flowers well hidden on the inside of the bush at the moment.
The Pink double-flowered Camellia japonica has tried to flower unsuccessfully.
Things like the Witch Hazel and Edgeworthia seem to be a long way from flowering.
In the greenhouse the oxalis are still putting on a pretty show with a single Narcissus helping them out.
There is even a leftover lantana which contributing to the blooms in the greenhouse.
Well, that’s it until we get some kind of thaw. Every year it’s a different story for the wintertime…