“February Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for coming up with GBBD. This is the day (15th of the month) in which we post everything which is blooming in our gardens. Let’s see what is blooming in Covington, Louisiana this February.
The Azaleas have started blooming early this year. The flowers have just started opening, and in a week or two, if we keep this warmer weather, should be in full bloom.
The camellias are still blooming. Some have been blooming for months. I have shown pictures of them on previous posts. Yuletide , which started blooming in November, still has a few flowers still hanging on. Pretty, pink Debutante is still flowering, as is Lady Clare. For a long bloom time, you can’t beat the camellias.
The lorepetlum has also started showing their flowers. These small flowers, when massed together, really can put on a display.
The native azaleas have also started blooming. It is amazing how quickly they can go from tight buds to open flowers. This pink one is my favorite. The yellow flame azalea still has tightly closed buds and looks like a few weeks from opening.
What would we do without the dependable violas? Even through our cold weather, these little guys just keep on blooming. Besides the white ones, the yellow, purple, and white and purple violas are all blooming profusely. They make such sweet little bouquets to bring in the house and brighten the indoors.
We have had rain this weekend and that has made picture taking a little difficult. The rain has made this forsythia almost look like lorepetlum.
The shrimp plant has started blooming again. Every year after a freeze, I am still surprised that these plants make it through the winter. The flowers seem a little pale right now, and I wonder if it is because we have had so few sunny days lately.
Last, is the summer snowflakes. They have just started blooming which surprises me since the azaleas have already started blooming and usually the summer snowflakes bloom weeks before the azaleas. These little bulbs are just about my favorite springtime blooming bulb.
There are many plants that should be blooming by March or earlier. Roses have been pruned back, so they aren’t blooming now, but there is a great deal of new growth showing. Many of the amaryllis bulbs already have buds showing and a few have buds that are already three inches high. I can’t wait.