There’s Nothing Blooming Outside
The plants I saw two and a half weeks ago are buried under snow.
No Houseplants Are Blooming
The Christmas cactus that provided a bloom this time last year dropped its one and only blossom a couple of days ago.
My Forced Bulbs Aren’t Ready Yet–Neither Hyacinths
My forced hyacinth is just barely getting started:
According to Elizabeth Licata, the chilling period for hyacinths is about 8 weeks. Then it is another
Nor TazettasI also started some Grand Soleil d’Or tazettas. (Tazettas are a kind of daffodil that don’t need a cold winter to bloom. As a matter of fact, they won’t survive in the ground here up north, but Texans can plant them in the ground.) Again, according to Elizabeth, these can take up to eight weeks to bloom. So for them to be blooming today, I should have started them on November 20th. But I bought them at Brent and Becky’s clearance sale, and they were delivered on December 18th, and I started chilling them on December 20th.
The Only Blooms Are On The Wall
Long story short: I have nothing blooming for Bloom Day.
This wallpaper border is as close as I get:According to Waverly, this wallpaper was “derived from Les liliacées illustrated by Pierre-Joseph Redouté, botanical illustrator of the 18th and early 19th centuries, and published in France in 1802.”
Inspired by the words of Elizabeth Lawrence, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year,” Carol of May Dreams Gardens started Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from all over the world publish what is currently blooming in their gardens, and leave a link in Mr. Linky and the comments of May Dreams Gardens.
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