Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day February 2022

Adonis ‘Fukujukai’

Adonis is one of my favorite flowers.  It comes so vigorously at a time of the year when we have almost forgotten the joy of spectacular flowers.  I have seen it flower even before this year’s mid-February showing but it’s very appropriate to have it kick off a Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day.  I have every expectation that over the next couple of weeks there will be a number of Adonis appearing at our early Spring party.  It’s been a long, long January into February so let’s see what else is here today.

Daffodils have a strong connections with Spring and for us this is the first one

Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’

And in the front yard I found one lonely crocus.

First crocus

Last week I found a rare Eranthis blooming in the cold frame

Eranthis pinnatifida

I noticed today that there is now a baby showing in that same pot.  Even more importantly I think I see buds for the same Eranthis showing in one of the outside beds.

At the same time the more common Winter Aconites are popping up all over the yard.

Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)

Last year I took some of these out to the forest and now they are showing in the woods as well.

Winter Aconite in the woods

At the same time I’ve been growing some of the more unusual cultivars.

Eranthis hyemalis ‘Schwefelglanz’

Eranthis hyemalis ‘Orange Glow’

It is surprising to me that the Cyclamens are also players in the early flowers game.

Cyclamen coum

And even before the flowers show up the Peonies are starting to show color.

Paeonia caucasica in bud

And the heather that I featured last month is still flowering.  Cold weather does little to damp it’s winter enthusiasm.  Also the Camellias that were so prolific in December are starting up again.  They are simply wonderful.

Camellia japonica red

Of course when we turn to the trees, we need to take note of the Witch Hazels.

Chinese Witch Hazel (Hamamelis mollis)

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’

We also have several contributions from the greenhouse

Cyrtanthus flanaganii

Babiana framesii

Lachenalia aloides

That’s about here for mid-Maryland in this year’s February.  I think there is a lot coming in the next few weeks.

 

2 comments on “Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day February 2022

  1. chavli

    Spring doesn’t start in your garden until Adonis ‘Fukujukai’ blooms. At least that’s the photo I wait for every year. The detailed close-ups of those astonishingly rich yellow beauties take my breath away like no other yellow flower can.

    1. jw

      Hi Chavli, I thought I would commenting on your post the following week when the other Adonis flowers started appearing, but it’s taken until now. Suffice it to say that the ‘Chichibu Beni’ Adonis is also one of my favorite flowers.