February Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

“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.

It has been several months since I have done a GBBD post. Life just seemed to get in the way of blogging, but it is good to be able to show again what is blooming in my garden even if it is late winter.

Some plants that usually bloom later than February are sporting flowers now, and some which bloom early still haven’t shown up. I can’t get over that so many gardeners north of me already have daffodils blooming.

The gerbera daisies have not really stopped blooming all winter. With the just very chilly weather, they have been showing up for months. They do seem to flower better in cooler weather.




Roses are blooming: Iceberg, The Fairy, the old-fashioned pink climber, and, of course, the Knockouts.






The pineapple sage has been blooming much to the delight of two ruby throated hummingbirds that have overwintered here.



The old rosemary bush is covered with flowers which are drawing honeybees.



I don’t think the butterfly weed has stopped blooming all winter. Of course, the long-lasting flowers may make it seem that way.



The camellias are still blooming. Some are just about finished, and others are just hitting their peak.




The real spring flowers, lorepetalum and azalea, are just starting to bloom.


I am sure I have forgotten at least one plant that is blooming and will remember it as soon as I post this, but it is the end of a very long day and the brain is tired. If this cool to warm weather keeps up, next GBBD should be a record breaker. That is something to look forward to.


  1. February 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Your garden – what bright colors. I love camelias but they will not grow in my zone 5 garden. For us, spring is still almost 3 months away – although maybe not this year. Happy GBBD.

  2. February 15, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I can’t believe the Butterfly Weed blooming all winter, wow. Your Gerberas are bright and cheery.

  3. February 16, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Your garden is cheery with all those colorful blooms! Wow, your milkweed has been blooming all winter…amazing!

  4. Bernieh said,

    February 16, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Your garden certainly does have a lot of lovely colour right now. The Gerberas and Roses are beautiful, but the Camellias really caught my eye this time. Gorgeous colours.

  5. Scott Weber said,

    February 17, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    OMG…lovely blooms…I BET those hummers are thrilled by that Salvia!

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