It's been another strange winter.
As an example, we woke up Wednesday to ice. Then the next day it rained, with a high of 52 (11C). Parts of the country are having a serious ice storm right now, including the Wichita, Kansas area (where I lived for a time). We are supposed to have icy conditions on Tuesday.
But meanwhile, in my zone 5b garden in upstate New York, I actually have flower buds to show you, now that snow and ice has melted. Helleborus niger. This plant started to bloom last year, then the temperatures plunged, and that was the end of it for 2016. Now, it's trying again.
There isn't that much in my house, either. I bought this primrose in lie of a bouquet on my table.
Yesterday, I also bought a forcing hyacinth in a vase. I didn't need the vase, but that is how they were being sold. When this blooms, the bloom will be pink.
The last of my Christmas (actually, Thanksgiving) cactus flowers faded in the last day or so. This is what it looked like earlier this week. when the sun was shining.
One African violet flower remains. This is what it looked like on that same sunny day.
Finally, I have an indoor flower treat for you. I have a dracaena (corn plant) that is over 20 years old (I've had it for 20 years and got it from an office that no longer wanted it). On March 7, I noticed (it was behind a window shade) that the plant had bloomed almost eight feet up. The blooms are mostly dead now, but I wanted you to see this.
Come on over to May Dreams Gardens, which hosts this monthly 15th of the month meme, and see what is blooming all over the world. Carol, an Indiana blogger, finishes up her 10th year of hosting this meme with this month's post, and asks us to reveal how long we have been participating. So, here's my first GBBD post ever - May of 2011. And I've posted every 15th of the month since.
It's a sneaky way to create a monthly garden journal. Thanks, Carol!
Will you join us?
#blogboost Day 15 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.