After seeing all the cheerful and colorful flowers on so many garden blogs today I thought it would be fun to join in on the sharing. Carol at May Dreams Gardens has declared January 15th "Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day". What a great way to inspire and give us all hope that spring is coming.
I found this quote on the back of Garden Gate magazine.
"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow" - proverb from Guinea.
Hopefully these flowers help us to remember that.
The first blooms I found are some bedraggled pansies. I thought they looked pretty good considering they made it through 2 feet of snow not all that long ago.
One more pretty bloom is this pink hellebore, the first of many blooms to come. She is loaded with more buds waiting to open.
What a great way to discover blooms I didn't even realize were there. I also saw so many buds ready to open in the next few weeks. My camellias, clematis armandii, winter daphne and winter hazel are all showing signs that they will be showing their colors soon.