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Friday, February 15, 2019

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day -- February 2019 (Mostly Still Frozen)

It's mid-February, which means we're supposed to show photos of what's blooming in our gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, but right now my garden is still mostly underneath snow. I know there are some flowers out there, buried -- Hellebores, Cyclamen, snowdrops, winter aconite, and sweet-smelling Sarcococca. But it's a slog to get to them, and any that are starting to emerge from the melting snow all look well and truly bedraggled.

Snow in front of me

Snow in back of me

Cyclamen coum, weeds, and Douglas fir debris emerging from the snow

I can't even depend on the greenhouse to provide me with flowers, because few plants are blooming there. What is happening out there, however, is sprouting -- lots of sprouting seeds making little baby plants.

Sprouts, sprouts and more sprouts!

The wonderful smell out in the greenhouse is not from a flower, it's simply the welcome, intensified  smell of moist, workable soil and growing things.

Hopefully soon the snow will be gone and I'll be able to get to work redoing the bed that most of these babies are supposed to be planted in.

Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day on the 15th of every month. Check out her post here.


  1. Little plant babies are pretty darn exciting!

  2. Look at all those babies! You must feel like a goddess of growth in your greenhouse...battling the demented goddess of crappy weather outside your greenhouse door. I'd say you're winning!

  3. It looks like you're going to have a lot of Dalea purpurea! I looked it up - it's very pretty. Your spring garden is going to be fantastic once old man winter moves out.

  4. Amazing to see blooms in the snow!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

  5. You have sure been busy in the greenhouse!
    All this waiting will pay off soon, plus a few days from now the NWFG show will give you a serious boost: just in time when all the snow have melted.

  6. Oh, wow, Alison, to see cyclamen blooming in the snow lifted my spirits even if the poor plants don't appreciate the cold. Your greenhouse is wonderful, I remember the smell of growing things and fresh dirt so vividly. I won't be putting ours up again this year, and I'm already missing it, but not the chore of putting it up and taking it down. I do have access to my in-law's attached greenhouse, but it's a mile away and well, it's hard to monitor what's going on from a distance. So glad to see your plants, thanks for the boost.

  7. Your seed starting is admirable. One of these years I'll do that again. Mostly covered here too but spots are starting to melt and we were out today cleaning up and hauling off a few truckloads of broken bamboo, maple, and mimosa wood. There's still more to cut and haul away. Good times.

  8. Your seed sowing is amazing, so glad you can keep busy until your snow disappears, hope it goes soon!

  9. Growing from seed! They look wonderful. My sister in Alaska always goes to a local greenhouse/coffee bar in the winter just to enjoy the smell of soil and growing things, so I know what you mean.

    Hopefully your spring is extra-fabulous to make up for this winter. Christ Pratt, good one!

  10. Hooray for your sprouts! I may try to plant my earliest annual today if I have time. It's either that or finally buy a suit for my son's wedding.


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