Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Valentine's Bloom Day

Who knows what tomorrow will bring. A Big Bang of Chaos is brewing. I do know it might rain. Some cool is coming. I have a long day tomorrow and plenty of flowers today. That is why Bloom Day will be a day early for me.

The early crocus are here. I have also seen a few at the top of my drive. A few of the later crocus are just poking up.

'Diane' is in full bloom. I feel certain the petals have gotten longer as it has settled in and grown. The first time it bloomed I was rather disappointed by the tiny flowers. Not any more. I have even contemplated researching some new Witch Hazel cultivars to plant. They have done well for me. Slowly.

Yes we have snowdrops. Big time snowdrops next door.

In the warm, 'Arnold reached full bloom in about three days. The 'Jelena's which bloom first are fading, but even with all this warm the bloom lasted for several weeks. 'Jelena' is in the right back ground in this picture.

Maybe the Witch Hazels will leap this year. I am starting to doubt this sleep, creep, leap theory though. There have been no leaping shrubberies in my garden.

The basement patio was looking rather fetching so I took a picture. It really needs guests to get optimum use.

The march of spring is on after another winter that wasn't. Be sure to visit Bloom Day Central tomorrow for more spring time pretties.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Maybe your shrubbys are stunted by all the tall stuff around them during summer.
So far my witch hazels haven't been very exciting. I can't get my camera to focus on them to show even what they are doing. Happy GBBD.

Christopher C. NC said...

Lisa I do have a hard time being completely ruthless with the Lush around the baby bushes and know the lower sun does slow them. I'm trying to give them more elbow room and it gets easier as they get bigger. I get plenty of out of focus Witch Hazel shots. They are tough.

Lea said...

Love the Crocus!
Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

Carol Michel said...

Love your pretties and the witchhazels. I have just one, the species, and it is a bit underwhelming but has a nice scent if you get right up to it and sniff big. Thanks for sharing your blooms with us for bloom day!

Sofie said...

I love your pretty purple crocuses!

Greetings, Sofie #26