It is snowing again as I write this. It is even “sticking” and I am hoping I do not have to shovel. I want to shovel dirt, not any! more! snow! But, enough of my whining, today is about blooming. It’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, held the 15th of each month and hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Be sure to visit all of the blooming bloggers that post there for a good dose of beautiful blossoms which is exactly the sort of therapy I need today.
Although fading slightly, my ‘Evergreen’ amaryllis certainly blossomed. I am sharing an earlier picture in its full glory – soak it up!
And, though tooted as common, I am happy to present … swirling spot lights … drum roll … Ms. Witch Hazel! My maybe 3′ tops, witch hazel, Hamamelis virginiana, is beginning to bloom for the very first time! What a spectacular sight. I cannot wait for her to grow taller and fan out, out of the reaches of that big, fat rabbit!
Lastly, for these are all the blooms I have to offer at this desperate-on-the-edge-of-insanity time of year, a few very brave crocus. The picture is blurry because the photographer is freezing HAO while trying to snap a shot with chattering teeth and jittering hands, but just look at that splash of oh-so-welcome color.
There are many courageous shoots about, peeking up from the blanketing earth testing the air. It will warm up soon and then … in the coming months … bloom utopia!