February Bloom Day
I’ve haven’t posted about the garden since we got back, but it has been doing well. Pretty damp, despite the sun this weekend. Almost every plant is happy about all the moisture, though not too many have started to bloom. Most are still in foliage mode; a number of them have a few stray flowers and others are budding up, but not too many are in full bloom. One of our manzanitas, Arctostaphylos ‘Louis Edmunds,’ is pretty much the one plant at peak bloom. It’s a good one, though, maybe my favorite manzanita.
Not a flower, but the new growth on the columbines has an almost floral look. The various shades of green in the garden look very lush after my month down in the desert.
The first of the bulbs are going.
The first of the hellebore buds opened this weekend.
The most dramatic plant right now is not actually ours. Our neighbor’s aloe, right on the property line, has been blooming since before we left for Baja. The rest of her yard is juniper and ivy, but I’m jealous of the aloe. This time of year, I always tell myself I should plant more aloes.
A list of our other blooming plants (all of them actually in our yard) is below the fold. My thanks to Carol at MayDreamsGardens for hosting bloom day. Click over to her site to see what other garden bloggers have blooming this month.
Arctostaphylos ‘John Dourley’ (finishing up)
Hardenbergia (starting up)
Ribes ‘White Icicle’
Ribes sanguineum (starting up)
Ceanothus ‘Concha’ (starting up)
Sidalcea malviflora (one of the three plants has a thick cluster of flowers)
Sisyrinchium bellum (3 flowers on two of the plants)
Sedum sp. (starting up)
Gernium ‘Bill Walls’ (2 flowers)
Fuchsia ‘Gartenmeister Bonstadt’
Culinary Rosemary (finishing)
One of the blueberries (A few stray flowers)
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