Connecticut is having another spring-like day, but it’s still not warm enough outside to cause abundant blooms to share this February 2012 Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. For those new to this blog meme, on the 15th of each month Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts a virtual garden tour. Garden bloggers around the world show off the blooms in their gardens and link their posts to May Dreams Gardens. All you have to do to take the virtual garden tour is follow the links you’ll find there.
Connecticut has had more non-winter weather than winter-type cold and snow so far but, after a pre-Halloween storm dropped about ten inches of snow then spring-like temperatures caused bulbs to peak out of the ground in early January, it’s hard to decipher what type of weather is now normal.
Outside my house in south-central Connecticut (zone 6a), there are no blooms to share … just color and the promise of blooms to come.
Hair cap moss (Polytrichum) brings a rich green hue in an otherwise brown and gray wood’s edge.
Pieris japonica ‘Dorothy Wyckoff’ shows a maroon-red glow.
Daffodils planted near the house foundation, where the soil tends to warm earlier, are already five inches tall, while narcissi and sedum in more distant beds are just beginning to green up.
The only blooms to show are nestled in the warm house.
Here they soak up the southern sun and brighten the view from my desk.
To see what is blooming elsewhere, visit May Dreams Gardens. Enjoy the tour.