A Winter Weary Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day
It is Garden Blogger's Bloom Day again! On the 15th of each month, we gardeners with blogs share a few bloom photos from our gardens. Here is the Mid-Atlantic USA (USDA zone 7) on the DC-MD border, we had had a very harsh winter -- below-freezing temps starting in November and rarely a break. In years past, I was able to get my summer annuals to last up to Christmas - - not this year. On top ofthat, we ust had 12+ inches of snow and ice dumped on us so I cannot show you any Hellebore, Snowdrops, or early Daffs as they are totally hidden from view. Instead for this month's GBBD, I will share the indoor blooms that are sustaining me though til Spring arrives.
|forced hyacinth bulb|
|basket of purple primrose (bought for $1.50 from Safeway and in bloom for 5+ weeks now)|
|forced Forsythia branches|
|forced Quince branches - cut from a neighbor's garden|
|Cyclamen (bought for $1 in Giant supermarket clearance bin -- blooming for 2+ months now)|
|Plectranthus (with bonus cat hair - the cats like this window spot for bird watching)|