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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.