It's the day after Valentine's Day here in upstate New York.
It's the heart of winter. And winter is having no heart.
Today, we are not supposed to get out of the single digits. It is 6 degrees F (-14.4) with lots of wind right now. We had snow squalls last night.
I was fearful I would not find any indoor flowers for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. My one blooming African violet had finally quit after blooming for almost four months. My primrose's last blooms have faded. The one petunia plant I was able to save from the summer (it had bloomed last Bloom Day unexpected) was now in Petunia Heaven.
What would have happened if I found myself empty flowered for the first time in almost four years of GBBD posting? found a couple of flowers, for your pleasure.
I had one more surprise awaiting me.
I have a dracaena that is almost 20 years old. It is tall, and its upper part is hidden by a window shade. But I happened to lift the window shade....
....and to my surprise, I found this. (OK, it's dried up, but it counts in February!) I wonder when that happened!
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day never ceases to amaze. Carol at May Dreams Gardens is right - if you keep a garden journal, you learn so much. I don't keep an official journal, but I have been keeping an informal, online one by posting my blooms the 15th of each month since mid 2011. (Carol, you sneak!)
If you want to see what is blooming all over the world today, visit May Dreams Gardens, who hosts this monthly meme, and join the fun.
Is anything blooming for you today?