Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - February 2020
Spring may not have quite sprung in my zone 9a garden outside of Houston but it is definitely peeking over the windowsill and bringing with it quite a few blooms.
This is the antique rose 'Old Blush'.
And the 'Peggy Martin' rose.
The daffodil Narcissus tazetta.
The cyclamen have been blooming all winter.
As have the violas, aka Johnny-Jump-Ups.
And the pansies.
My waxed amaryllis plants finally bloomed after three months. I don't think I'll be purchasing any more of these. I prefer potted varieties.
The Carolina jessamine, Gelsemium sempervirens, has bloomed gloriously all month.
Turk's cap, Malvaviscus arboreus, is an ever-bloomer.
Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'.
Purple oxalis, Oxalis triangularis.
Solanum luxum, ornamental potato vine.
I recently bought this 'Bright' hibiscus at one of the big box stores. I planted it.
And a couple of days later I checked on it and this is what I saw. Yes, there were actually two separate plants in the pot. Two for the price of one.
And more dianthus.
Snapdragons, Antirrhinum majus.
Lonicera sempervirens, coral honeysuckle 'Major Wheeler'.
As in most recent winters, we have a female Rufous Hummingbird making itself at home in our yard. She is very grateful for all the blooms, especially the honeysuckle and also for the feeder filled with sugar water that supplements her diet.
How are things in your garden as winter winds down, or as summer winds down if you are in the southern hemisphere? The changing of the seasons is always an interesting time for gardeners. In my own garden, I'm finishing up with pruning and winter cleanup, moving several of my plants to areas where I think they will be happier, and adding some new plants to the garden. It's good to be out and about and getting my hands dirty again.
Happy gardening and happy Bloom Day to all, especially to our host, Carol of May Dreams Gardens.