Unlike last February, I have very little to show for this bloom day. My garden has been snowed on more in the past month then it has been in 10 years. Fortunately the snows have melted fairly quickly, and I am so thankful that we did not get the amount many in the state or further north received. In light of what they have been through, I have little to complain about.
When applied to people, Pansy is a derogatory term, but the plant is tough. I put in about a dozen this year, including the one below from the Delta Tapestry series. They have been flattened numerous times from cold and snow, but as soon as the temps rise and the white stuff has melted they pop right out again.
- Camellias - a few damaged blooms, but buds in waiting
- Narcissus - foliage poking up through the cold soil, no sign of flowers
- Quince - all opened flowers damaged, a few buds remain
- Lilac Daphne - deceased June 2009, another victim of SDDS (sudden Daphne death syndrome)
- Snowdrops - despite an abundance of snow, they are still a no-show
- Edgeworthia - budded and holding
If you would like to see how this winter has been affecting other gardeners, visit Carol at May Dream Gardens for a chilly Garden Bloggers Bloom Day tour, better yet, participate yourself. Maybe next month I'll be drinking something else.