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
And in the front yard I found one lonely crocus.
Last week I found a rare Eranthis blooming in the cold frame
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.
Last year I took some of these out to the forest and now they are showing in the woods as well.
At the same time I’ve been growing some of the more unusual cultivars.
It is surprising to me that the Cyclamens are also players in the early flowers game.
And even before the flowers show up the Peonies are starting to show color.
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.
Of course when we turn to the trees, we need to take note of the Witch Hazels.
We also have several contributions from the greenhouse
That’s about here for mid-Maryland in this year’s February. I think there is a lot coming in the next few weeks.