What ever happened to winter?
Was it in real life? Or are we still in a weather fantasy?
Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, hosted each 15th of the month by Carol at May Dreams Gardens, an Indiana blogger. Sneakily, she has made us write our own garden journals (something I, for one, never get around to doing) by posting what is blooming in their homes and/or yards once a month.
So I know that this is the most amazing March ever. In yards, crocuses and snowdrops are blooming. Daffodils have buds. Some bushes have green buds. Nary a trace of snow on the ground.
In contrast, here was my March 16, 2015 post.
Our Lenten roses are up, but not yet blooming. And, I will be truly
surprised if Bradford pears and forsythias aren't in bloom before months
end. Only once has this happened before in my 30 years of living in
the zone 5b area near Binghamton, New York - in 2012.
In my yard, I am so close to blooming. The crocuses are up. My earliest daffodil has buds.
But, unlike last March, I did not have to scrounge for blooms at all, although they are all indoors (or outdoors, in pots).
A primrose I bought earlier in the year, kept in a pot, and it is reblooming.
My trusty several years old kalanchoe.
My overwintered Million Bells, also a Mothers Day gift.
And finally, my overwintered begonia, a clearance plant, which has done more of its share of thanking me for saving it from the discard pile.
Thank you, Carol, for hosting this meme once again. Hop on over to her blog, and then check out what is blooming all over the world.