But the reason I'm late for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is because I've had company. Although I do have to admit I almost hated to go outside. I dreaded seeing the garden in this state. And I wondered myself if there would be any blooms outside.
Well, most of the rose blooms were frozen on their stems. Only a few had a fresh bloom or two left. How these few still look good, I'm not sure. But I was thrilled to see them.
And the camellias I planted just so I would have blooms in the winter also had their blooms frozen on their stems. Quite sad. All except for Green's Blue:
|Green's Blue camellia|
This camellia is in a very sheltered area, next to a brick wall. Perhaps that's what saved it. I'm not sure, but even the buds look like they escaped harm and will bloom as usual.
Anything else blooming? A few surprises:
Gaillardia, scabiosa, and a confused dianthus.
And, of course, the reliable pansy.
But, you were almost right. Not much is blooming now.
So, if you're thinking that January and February may be completely bloom-less months, that just may be the case. I'm actually surprised to say, that's fine with me. I no longer dread to go out into the garden. There may be hardly any blooms out there, but that's o.k. I've realized that the beauty of the garden now is not from flowers, but from form.