I was very excited for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day this month because Spring has arrived very early this year. I was adding top soil to the beds in January (JANUARY!), I’ve been sowing the veg seeds outdoors for 6 weeks now and it seemed like there was no end to the masses of bulbs blooming this past February, so I figured this was surely to be a glorious Bloom Day. To my dismay the 15th of this month seems to be an official lull in the garden. The crocuses, snowdrops, and bergenia that I have been bragging about for weeks are all dying down, cherry blossoms are littering the streets and garden beds with pink petals as they come to the end of their bloom cycle, and the next wave of blooms have yet to show their faces. That’s not to say that nothing is blooming. The daffodils are in full swing and the grape hyacinths have bloomed and I have lots of interesting things here and there, but I’m still waiting for my magnificent tulips and mini magnolia to open up signifying the true start the year’s flower show.
Given that other parts of the country are still fighting snow, these blooms are certainly nothing to sneeze at—well, except for all of those allergy sufferers out there. There are a few gems that are just starting while others are wrapping up which leave me wanting a bit more WOW. Hmmm, it looks like I’ll be taking a trip to the garden centre this week.