Well it's the 15th of the month and that means it Garden Bloggers Bloom Day as proclaimed by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Please visit her blog to find many other garden blogs with flowers in bloom.
Last month was my first month to participate and I was just sure I would have more blooming now. My winter daphne buds have frozen in time, they still haven't finished opening. The camellia buds are just about to burst. Maybe next month's bloom day they will be ready to show.
So, for now here is what I found:
The Lenten Rose hellebores are still blooming. They started about a month ago. These are an unnamed variety. I bought these many years ago, before I knew how many varieties there were. They are doing great in an almost completely shaded area. In the summer I give them a little extra water, otherwise they are pretty self sufficient. They were droopy this morning, we had frost last night so they weren't quite their perky selves.
The Corsican hellebores are starting to open as well. I have several of these in my garden, all were seedlings from a friend. They are various sizes, but the biggest and happiest seem to be in sunnier areas.
Lots of primroses, these are newer ones recently planted. The returning primroses often are eaten by the slugs as they try to bloom.
The pulmonaria is blooming with more buds just about to open. I've found seedlings near by and a few in other places in the garden. I'd love if they would spread around. Their foliage looks good almost year round. I think these are the Roy Davidson variety. They actually are doing quite well under a rhododendron and a cedar tree. They seem to like extra water, and so I definitely have to give them extra in the summer.
Pansies are a little droopy, but still they are pretty.
The sarcococca has lots of little fragrant white flowers showing. Their berries are still hanging on. They are pretty slow growers, but I don't mind.
I know some of these pictures aren't the best quality, but it was cold out there! Lots of birds were out and the sky was blue.
With so much sprouting and beginning to show signs of life I'm just sure that next month I'll have lots to share!