Garden Bloggers Bloom Day or Remembrance of Things Past

February may be the shortest month as far as calendar days go, but in my gardener’s mind, it is the longest, coldest, and dismal. With that in mind, I stolled around the garden, taking care to review what once was blooming bright. With any luck at all Spring is just around the corner.

Once upon a time, the blossoms of an Oakleaf Hydrangea
Once upon a time, the blossoms of an Oakleaf Hydrangea
Orange no more: ganzania
Orange no more: ganzania
The defeated flowers of a tiny blue succulent
The defeated flowers of a tiny blue succulent

Waiting for spring, salvia pachyphylla
Waiting for spring, salvia pachyphylla
Once an aster...
Once an aster...
when big hips are a good thing
when big hips are a good thing
rudbeckia rues the day
rudbeckia rues the day
Joe Pye, patiently waiting
Joe Pye, patiently waiting

I do have one little bit of floral drama, indoors: here she is, a blowsy wench of an amaryllis

Bit of a show-off, don't you think?
Bit of a show-off, don't you think?


Thanks
Carol, for encouraging reflection and anticipation.

13 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day or Remembrance of Things Past”

  1. Believe it or not, I’m a bit jealous! All the plants on your rememberance walk are difficult (if not impossible) to grow here in the desert southwest without crazy water usage. I’ll be dreaming of your garden when we hit triple digits here!

  2. I can relate to lots of winter interest, but it looks like you have lots of blooms when it isn’t February 🙂 Your blog design is the best I’ve seen, I think, too. Congratulations. Looks like you got the hang of the blogging business just fine!

  3. Ah but I know what is coming having been up to Idaho every summer for the last four years. I think I would enjoy a real winter- I need a break.

  4. One of my gardening friends cuts everything down in the fall as a part of “cleaning the garden beds”. Because she’s my friend I don’t say anything, but I think it makes a boring yard. Like you, I like to leave things until spring to keep it visually interesting (and to provide seed for the birds). It looks wonderful and creates a great memory of days past.

  5. Thanks for the memories…Here in NORTH Idaho….all
    my spring memories are under two and a half ……at least…
    foot of snow….I’m glad you can get out and look at yours…

    I read a piece the other day about upside down tomato
    put holes in bottom big two liter soda bottle …..fill
    with soil……plant seed and pack with moss….water..
    when it gets nice out…hang bottle from strings
    you put in bottom before you made your planter
    LOL…..
    Hugs
    Laurel

  6. We were just saying how sick we are of February’s gray, wet days, and we’re in the Deep South with no real cold weather. February can be a very depressing month, but it won’t be long before your walk will be filled with green, blooming plants. Love your amaryllis.

    Jan
    Always Growing

  7. Good for you for leaving things up for the birds and other critters to nibble and to hide. It actually looks really interesting to me, lovely coloring. Garish isn’t everything…

  8. First big Asters, now big hips; I do love a full-figured gardening aesthetic. While nothing may be blooming outside, at least you’ve got lots of winter interest. The Amaryllis is definitely a bit of a prima donna, but can you blame it?

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