Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day February 2017

On the 15th of every month, Carol, an Indiana garden blogger, hosts a meme called Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, which is a sneaky way to make us keep a garden journal.

 I know some areas of the country have had an early spring.  Carol's is one of them.

Not here.

It is February in my upstate New York zone 5b garden, meaning there are no flowers outside.  Snow rules.  And today is no exception. Actually, underneath the snow, I know I have a lenten rose trying to bloom.

Maybe this weekend I'll see the plant again.

Until then, all I can show you is what is inside my house.
A Phalaenopsis, a present to myself for Valentine's Day.
We bought another plant for my mother in law.

Once again, African Violets save the day.  This is the end of one plant's flowering....

....and the beginning of another plant's bloom.

Meanwhile, the Persian Shield plant I brought inside in the fall is just barely hanging on, but it is blooming.  I could only get blurry photos out of my iPhone (these blooms are small).

And two of my Thanksgiving cactuses have buds on them.

Finally, here is my snow covered Lenten Rose as it looked earlier this week, when we were between snowstorms.

Just think, only two more months till spring (don't believe the calendar if you live up North).

Visit May Dreams Gardens and see what is blooming all over the world.


  1. We had a little snow overnight here. The only thing blooming in my house is an areca palm and it is nothing to write about. Just little, and I mean 1/16 of an inch little, yellow buds. Outside is brown, brown and more brown.

    1. February can be a cruel month but the weather here has been so....strange. I don't know what to make of it. But brown it is not. Slushy yuck is more like it.

  2. Here in the DC area, we are living in the seesaw zone- 20s one day, 60s the next... That would drive most flowers bonkers.

  3. Your house plants are beautiful. I have to say African Violets are my FAV. It has been in the 80's here in day day 40. Texas Mother Nature is wacked!

  4. The orchids are glorious! I have one which always blooms in January, just when we need it the most.

  5. Sorry about your snow but your indoor blooms are wonderful! Thanks for sharing them with us for bloom day!

  6. I'm always amazed at the resilience of plants (and flowers) to be able to bloom through all those weather extremes. Gorgeous pics Alana

  7. A garden journal!! That's such a cool idea.
    Your indoor blooms are so pretty. I like Phalaenopsis and African Violets and would love to see your Lenten Rose in the spring season when they are in full bloom.

  8. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed your orchids.

  9. Hi i am new here, sorry for your garden still buried in snow. At least you have still wonderful plants indoors. Those Phals are grown outdoors here in our hot tropics and blooms during colder months. I thought you also have hippeastrum indoors, which is common in temperate countries during winter. I am collecting them as my 2nd priority to hoyas.

  10. It just means that you'll appreciate spring that much more ;)

  11. Your assortment of indoor blooms is wonderful Jennifer and the orchid is gorgeous! Winters can get long after all the thrill of the first couple of snowfalls is over, as we await spring. It's on the way! Happy Bloom Day!

  12. Spring is on the way Alana...soon! Your assortment of indoor blooms is wonderful and the orchid is just gorgeous! Just keep looking at those beautiful blooms for now!

  13. No early spring here either. But I'll be happy when I finally see flowers blooming!

  14. Loved the clicks, Alana. I'm in love with that African violet. 😀

  15. Neat shots of the flowers! Orchids are one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing.


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