I’ve never participated in the Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day, but I’ve enjoyed seeing what is blooming in other people’s garden each month, so I decided why not start now? Each month on the 15th garden bloggers around the world post what’s blooming in their gardens. Thanks to the May Dreams Garden Blog for the idea.
I mean, sure, it’s February, and there’s not much happening in outdoor gardens here in Zone 5b, but there are a couple noteworthy blooms inside my kitchen.
First up: a new plant from my Valentine. He knows I love plants, but I don’t think he really understands my fascination with this particular plant family (the Araceae, or Arum family), so bonus points for that! And even more bonus points for choosing one in this really beautiful purple color. I love purple flowers.
Next up: my trusty spider plant. A week or so ago my toddler was in the kitchen with me and seemingly out of nowhere said “We have a flower!” I followed her gaze up, and sure enough the spider plant was flowering. I didn’t snap a picture of the open flowers then, but I noticed we have new buds today, so I figured I’d include them here.
I knew that I wouldn’t see any blossoms outside – though I someday hope to have hellebores and snowdrops that might be flowering at this time of year – but I figured today was as good a day as any to go tromping around to see the state of things. You’ll notice in these pictures how the snow tends to drift here – we live near a canyon and get fairly consistent (at least during the night and morning) winds.
What’s blooming in your garden?