Well, not only has spring jumped forward for this Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day, but it looks as though we are done with frost for this year, weeks in advance of the norm. The Camellias have had a great run of bloom, producing more flowers than we could have imagined.
The daffodils and hellebores have provided multiple pickings each day to feed the household vases.
Meanwhile, I go on a daily treasure hunt to see what has popped up from previous plantings. Like the following little treasures.
And then there is the further development of plants I had noted in earlier posts, like this lovely anemonella
And the last of the adonis.
Of particular note are the bloodroots.
These last in flower much longer than the standard species. Similarly, the new semi-double cultivar ‘Snow Cone’ is wonderful in the way that the flowers expand in size each day and lasts about as long as the double-flowered.
This little beauty came from Garden Visions.
Then there are flowers in the troughs and alpine beds like this very tiny phlox.
and this colorful geum
The dwarf columbine has it’s first flowers out
And some of the flowers I’ve noted earlier have continued to expand.
There is also a very compact, low to the ground ornithogalum that I can’t put a name on at the moment (but it’s lovely even without a name)
Finally, I spent a couple of seasons trying to trace down a single pink anemonella, and I finally have one that is blooming very nicely.