Thursday, January 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, January 2009: Snowdrops in the Snow!

This may be the most challenging month for my contribution to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens. My garden is buried beneath snow and ice, but I was fortunate enough to find at least one resilient snowdrop bloom in the Front Border to share with you. There were actually a few more, but the children picked them to make a small vase. Inside, I have some amaryllis blooming, which you can see here (white) and here (red).

16 comments:

petoskystone said...

lovely!!

joco said...

Hello,

Lovely red amaryllis. Six weeks from planting to flowering: is that all it took? I must try one sometime. Such a bold plant.

heirloomgardener said...

Joco,

Yes, that's about right. I planted a bunch at the same time and the earliest bloomed at six weeks and I have some blooming now at eight weeks, so somewhere around there.

-Heirloom Gardener

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

There's something so thrilling about finding the first Snowdrop bud, moreso than for any other plant. There's a symbolic lesson in there somewhere, but I'm too cold to figure out what it is.

Alan said...

Love your amaryllis! I got mine started a little late this year but they should be blooming in a couple weeks.

Phillip said...

Bless it's little heart!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Happy GBBD. I love your little snowdrop. It looks so resilient. I stayed inside for this month.~~Dee

Sue said...

I hope that snow melts soon and your bulbs all grow and bloom!

Carol said...

I'm very impressed by your little snowdrop, and knowing there were more... that's wonderful!

Thanks for joining in for bloom day.
Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Dreamybee said...

LOL-it took me a minute to figure out what that first picture was. It sort of looks like a man who is wearing very pointy shoes buried in the snow with his leg sticking out. Hmmm...maybe skipping my coffee this morning wasn't such a good idea after all! Congratulations on your brave little flower.

Nancy said...

I think I'd classify any plant that can grow and Bloom(!) in the snow as a miracle...

heirloomgardener said...

Nancy,

I agree. It's a little miracle.

-Heirloom Gardener

Nan Ondra said...

Now *that's* determination. I imagine it's freeze-dried by now. But at least we all got to admire it, so its efforts were not in vain. Thanks for sharing!

Hilery - Desert Greenhouse Guide said...

What a sight to see one lonely bud sticking up from the snow and ice!

Linette said...

You're lucky, I have nothing growing outside right now. I can't wait until spring!

Paul H. said...

Wow snowdrops already! Can't wait till these little guys come up here in Syracuse.

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