Here's what I found just now when I went out with my camera to take photos -- lots of flowers low to the ground. I got my day's exercise workout, doing all that squatting. It's a good thing no one was following me with a tape recorder. All that grunting as I struggled to rise was very unbecoming. Hey, tennis players grunt, so I'm in good company!
|It's hard to see in this photo, but the snowdrops that I planted a couple of years ago in this dark corner have really brightened it up|
|Pardon my fat fingers|
|Crocuses are up, if not completely open on a gray day|
|Cyclamen coum is flowering profusely in a few patches|
|I really should spread it around|
|Winter jasmine/Jasminum nudiflorum|
There are a few things flowering in pots in the pot ghetto.
|Double red Primrose, dug up and divided last fall, has been sitting in four-inch pots since then|
|The same with this double peach Primrose|
|I just bought some already flowering Fritillaria, the ones in the ground in my garden haven't shown up yet|
|Sweetbox has been filling the garden with its scent for a few weeks now, even Nigel remarked on it|
|Witch hazel is starting to open its flowers too|
|Indian plum/Oemleria cerasiformis|
|Mahonia x media 'Charity' is nearly finished|
|Yellow Corydalis self-sows everywhere, but I don't mind|
And there is quite a parade of Hellebores. I no longer have any clue about their names.
There were flowers in the greenhouse, but when I went in to take photos, the lens on the camera steamed up. It made for an atmospheric picture.
|I got these red tulips from the Toyota booth at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival/Show/Orgy|
|Alstroemeria something sunset/sunrise/something to do with the sun|
At this time of the year the fancy-leaf Begonias that winter over in the greenhouse start to flower, rather non-descript flowers, but since I pretty much ignore the plants except to give them a drink occasionally, they always pop up unexpectedly.
|A long flower stem has reached up from the shelf below to appear amongst the succulents|
|Where does that tall stem go?|
|It was hiding behind a package of disposable nitrile gloves|
I think that's everything -- quite a lot, I think, for February. Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Gard Bloggers Bloom Day on the fifteenth of every month, and bloggers around the world participate. You should check it out here.