Saturday, February 16, 2013

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, February 2013

A glorious, sunny Bloom Day found me with a few minutes to take pictures but not quite enough time to post them, so here I am a day late with my report.

First the indoor flowers:
Aloe dorotheae, with no orange left in her foliage, but a fleeting and welcome orange bloom.

Streptocarpus NOID.
Outside, the tiny flowers in a planter full of Sarcoccoca hookeriana var. humilis perfume the air and attract bees. If you don't have room for the larger Sarcoccoca, this one is a good smaller choice.

Rosemarinus prostratus 'Bonny Jean' in another front garden planter.

Daphne odora 'Marginata' - one flower cluster has just opened in time for Bloom Day.

And the soft pink urn-shaped flowers of Arctostaphylos x 'Austin Griffiths' are just opening as well.
The astounding Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide' keeps pumping out blooms. I saw lots of these featured at the recent Yard, Garden and Patio Show - it's no wonder!

I'm signing off this post with the hope that you visit our host Carol, at May Dreams Gardens, to enjoy a look at lots of other bloomers for February.




17 comments:

  1. I bet your garden is smelling good about now Jane!

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    1. Yes, the Sarcoccoca is pungently present!

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  2. Flowers everywhere! I like the new look.

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    1. Flowers feel so much more important this time of year.

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  3. I like those Sarcocooca flowers with the pink tips. Mine are all Sarcococca confusa. They smell wonderful! Your Yuletide Camellia is just covered with flowers, so pretty.

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    1. The thing about the pink tips is you only see them if you get up close and personal - along with the bee population!

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  4. Fabulous flowers Jane! Your earlier pictures of Camellia s. 'Yuletide' made me get another one to try in my garden!

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    1. I hope Yuletide is successful for you this time, Outlaw!

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  5. Wanted to let you know I found your blog via Belle Grove Plantation and to congratulate you on the grace and generosity of your donation to them.

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  6. You have a nice selection of flowers for Bloom Day. I must look for that 'Aloe dorotheae' that is almost my namesake! And 'Yuletide' is a great camellia. So many blooms. We planted ours last year and it bloomed early and long!

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  7. I think our neighborhood is behind everyone else...my neighbor's Daphne has yet to bloom...at least if my nose is any indicator ;-)

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  8. Yuletide seems to be the plant of the year...I'm seeing it everywhere. Your last photo would close the deal if one were in doubt.

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  9. My garden is always behind in the blooming, I'm still waiting for Camilla and Daphne

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  10. Lovely blooms. That Camellia is really outdoing itself isn't it? Gorgeous! And my Daphne is just behind yours. I'm hoping for scent very soon.

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  11. I am always looking for posts that will inspire me,take me in new directions. The photos are great and have given me some new ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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