Spring is Here: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day February 15, 2010

What I find most interesting about the garden this month is how beat up all the plants are, especially the flowers, which is very much how I feel after braving winter’s cold days and long nights.  The blooms, like me, have clearly struggled to make it through the colder months but regardless have pushed on to respond to the balmy weather and send out colourful, fragrant flowers even if they have a few chewed edges and some dirt on them.  These early spring flowers are so different than in summer, who stand tall and strong in the warm sun and look and feel their very best.  The spring blooms look just as vibrant as those in summer but it’s a found energy, one that has been regenerating for a few months and then with all the strength one can muster, has shot up to brave a new season.  A beginning of a new year.   A new set of challenges.   A new set of opportunities.  Spring is here.

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Kat
    KatFebruary 16,10

    So many beautiful flowers and it’s the cauliflower I find most amazing. What a gorgeous shade of purple.

  2. Dan
    DanFebruary 17,10

    Just beautiful, especially the purple cauliflower.

  3. Stevie
    StevieFebruary 17,10

    Thanks, I’m pretty attached to that cauliflower now because I have officially been growing the 4 plants I have in the front garden for a year! I think they didn’t get enough sun thus the delay. But these are supposed to be easier to grow than white because they don’t need blanching. Hopefully they taste as good as they look.

  4. Julia
    JuliaApril 12,10

    What about pests?

    • Stevie
      StevieApril 14,10

      Hi Julia, that’s a great question and one that I was hoping to write about one of these days. With the warm weather we had over winter, many of the tender plants survived, and hardy ones thrived – but the same goes for pests. I’m seeing quite a lot of pest damage around and I’m a bit concerned for the summer. perhaps the beneficials also survived in record numbers though! Circle of life :)

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