Monday, 15 February 2010

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - February 2010



I have just been peeking at my first my very first Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post which was a year ago. There is less colour in the garden today which is not surprising after such a cold winter. The stars of the show at the moment are definitely the snowdrops. It was a cool and damp morning and the single flowered snowdrops had decided not to cooperate, with flowers remaining closed. The doubles were making more of an effort ~



My named snowdrops are again later in coming to bloom but there should be plenty on a variation of theme of whiteness soon. The pot below is of galanthus ‘Ginns Imperati’ which is a particularly strongly scented variety ~



I have still to plant my recently purchased hellebore 'Walberton's Rosemary' (below) whilst the older residents have started to plump up nicely and show colour ~



Before more rain stopped play a welcome warming influence from hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena' ~



I felt guilty as I forgot all about her when I took part in Rebecca's recent 'A Rainbow Invitation' meme - how could I?

and finally especially for Frances over at Fairegarden I have lots of this ~



Looking forward to seeing what's blooming in other parts of the planet over at May Dreams Gardens, kindly hosted by Carol on the fifteenth of each month.

23 comments:

  1. Love the snowdrops. Great presentation for Bloom Day.

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  2. aloha anna,

    love the snowdrops too...what a nice collection and beautiful post to read!

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  3. The snow drops are fantastic...and so is Jelena. Aren't the witch hazels wonderful...You might like H vernalis, too....such pretty flowers and with fragrance.

    Gail

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  4. Less color than last year, but surely more than here in Belgium!
    I was in England (London) last weekend, and the weather over there was really mild compared to here in Flanders.
    But eventually, spring will come, I'm sure!

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  5. Lovely! I've recently fallen in love with snowdrops, and this is the first I've heard that there are particularly strongly scented varieties. I'll definitely be checking into that for the future. :)

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  6. Hi Anna, thanks so much for that moss fix, (and link love)!!! You are so sweet for thinking of me. But more than the moss, actually, it is the snowdrops that make my heart beat faster and my eyes open wide in astonishment. Such a mass of them, and different sorts as well. We are so very behind from last last with this dreadful cold, like you are across the pond. What a winter, one for the books, but your flowers, Diane says *Hi* to Jelena, are proof that it will soon be springtime. Thanks! :-)
    Frances

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  7. Hello Anna and thank you for giving me new hope, I still have my 'No-dig garden' (40cm snow)outside my window :-( grrr...but your lovely photos warms my heart.

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  8. You have white snowdrops, I have white snow. Thanks for sharing your blooms.

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  9. It's been such a strange winter everywhere this year that blooms in February are scarce. But your snowdrops are a sure sign that spring will come...eventually. Love the hellebore blooms! I planted some last spring and am eagerly waiting to see my first blooms this year.

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  10. I just love the Snowdrops! I wish I would remember to plant them. I love the color of your Hellebore, they are just the best this time of year.
    We've got lots of moss too, almost our whole front lawn looks just like your picture.

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  11. Weee, look at all the snowdrops, how fun! Happy GBBD!

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  12. Ok, I have to confess: I haven't actually seen a snowdrop in real life yet! I hear there are some that are hardy here. If so, I think I am going to have to get some as they look exquisite.

    Beautiful spring blooms!

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  13. Anna, Your snowdrops are lovely! I will have to find the 'Ginns Imperati' . I love the 'Walberton's Rosemary' hellebore too! ;>)

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  14. That must be the ultimate Hellebore.
    What colour and shape. I would have that indoors where I could see it up close all day.

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  15. It's lovely to see snowdrops in bloom again. The scented one sounds interesting, I'll have to look out for that one.

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  16. Single Snowdrops seem to take an age to open. My Hellebores still have their old foliage attached. I must make an effort to cut it off so I can see the flowers.
    Your Witch Hazel is beautiful.

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  17. What nice things you have blooming. The Jelena is marvelous, of course, but I also love the huge clump of snowdrops and the color of that hellebore is amazing!

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  18. my snowdrops are not as far on as this - love your doubles - its one bulb that I don't have enough of. Fab hellebore too.

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  19. I love the emergence of the early spring bulbs and snowdrops are my favourite. You have a wonderful collection Anna .. I will certainly be seeking out the scented variety.

    Jeanne x

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  20. Those snowdrops are perfect. I am hoping to encourage great drifts of them up here but so far it is more of a swirls and eddies thing!

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  21. Anna,
    Your February garden holds some beautiful treasures. The snowdrops, witch hazel, and Hellebore are lovely. 'Walberton's Rosemary' is a sight to behold. :)

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