Not much in bloom here today ...horticulturally speaking it's a bit more like a Garden Blogger's "Gloom Day" vs. "Bloom Day" around here. We've had some severe, record-shattering weather in our area over the last month or so. We were just getting rolling, weather-wise, about the time of last month's Garden Blogger's Bloom Day post. Then in December we had sustained, low temps at levels we haven't seen in quite a while around here and snow accumulations that were pretty darn incredible for our area. And yes, it was beautiful and really quite fun; if one could overlook thinking about what was happening in their gardens as a result.
I'll have another post here shortly which focuses more on some of the plants that were damaged in my garden. And I will be posting my interview with Paul Bonine at Xera Plants in which we talk about some of the weather damage we've experienced and get some advice on how to deal with it.
But with that said ...there are of course lovely things to be seen in the garden at any time of year. Not much flowering, per se but some wonderful foliage and seed heads. Here's a sampling, taken moments ago in my garden.
Phlomis fruticosa seed head
Allium seed head
Berberis thunbergii berries
Pinus strobus looking especially blue this morning
Won't be terribly long now before the Daphne odora blooms and provides the unmistakable olfactory announcement: spring will come, spring is on the way!
Thanks for stopping by ... hope to see you again next month on the 15th for another peek at what's happening in my garden!