February's Bloom Day started out pleasant enough, sunny with a light frost giving way to a warmish day. It didn't end that way. I managed to get out there and see what was blooming as the rains began. In no time it turned to snow.
One little crocus bulb has become many in four years. It had clouded up and turned colder by the time I got home and the crocus had already closed up for the day. They could probably tell something bad was headed this way.
The snowdrops bloom on. Of all the bulbs they really do have the longest bloom time. I still have some in the shadiest cold spots that are only now coming up. Snowdrops have been blooming on the mountain top since the first week of January.
The hellebores have been trying to bloom. I have come to realize their new growth and flowers are not reliably hardy to the winter conditions this high elevation can heap on them. They suffer winter burn fairly often when blooms and leaves come up too soon and the blooms can be lost.
In the years to come I may have more foliage followup in the barren time. That will be important since blooms are so rare from November to mid March.
The promised blooms of March ready themselves.
But they will have to wait. The cold cold is back and they are currently being buried under a layer of snow.
There is no lounging surface in this house that will go unlounged. Miss Dinah parked herself on top of my Hawaiian quilt with the flower print backing within minutes of me moving the ladder over there and turning my back once I got the measurements needed for my custom trim pieces. Lounging is better than scratching.
February's Bloom Day ended with the beginning of a new layer of snow. It may keep snowing until Sunday morning. I'll have the right weathers for some lounging of my own. There will be time to tour blooms of the world from Bloom Day headquarters at May Dreams Gardens.