Friday, February 15, 2013


Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day already! If I hadn't spotted someone else posting about their bloom day I would likely have missed it. So in haste....

The iris are still blooming and every time I walk by the peach iI smell her subtle fragrance.

There is a wonderful fragrance from the Meyer lemon blossoms as they begin their first bloom cycle.

Look how many there are to come.

The longest lasting flowers I know are on the Mother of Thousands. I had some cut flowers in the house and they lasted over 3 weeks. These are in the greenhouse.

A few blooms on the drought stricken Carolina jessamine, Gelsemium sempervirens.


Summer snowflakes, Leucojum

Viburnum 'spring bouquet'

And daisy fleabane.
There are lots of violas and stocks but these were fairly recent purchases so not included here.
Hope you are having a great bloom day. Hop on over to our hostess Carol at May Dreams  to see what is blooming in other gardens around the world.


  1. What lovely photos. You now have me looking forward to our spring which will be in 6 months. Ooh how exciting.

  2. Looks like a grand Bloom Day at your place. Glad you remembered in time.

  3. That Mother of Thousands looks lovely! I'll have to check into that one.

  4. Such lovely signs of spring. Those Iris are beautiful, as is the Kalanchoe. How amazing that the blooms of the Kalanchoe lasted for three weeks indoors.

  5. Lovely! Lovely! Especially the Iris!
    Hope you have a wonderful week-end!
    Lea's Menagerie

  6. I swooned over your lemon blossoms. And I'm adding the Mother of Thousands to my plant shopping list! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Good grief, Jenny, your yard makes it look like April out there. My Iris don't even have buds forming yet, and we live so close! Amazing to me how different microclimates can be. Our poor little drought stressed and heat stressed plants don't know what the seasons are anymore, do they?

  9. I love the citrus bloom fragrance. If only I could bottle it!!! I love those Mother of Thousands as well. Happy GBBD!

  10. The mother of thousands is blooming here too. 3 wks makes it a great cutflower. Bearded iris are so lovely in your garden, floating up out of the gravel and rock.

  11. You are a month ahead of my Jennie. I want a greenhouse, and I'm going to try to get one this year. Happy Bloom Day.~~Dee

  12. You must love this time of year in Texas - before the heat but when everything is awakening to longer daylight. - from a Midwestern gardener.

  13. It's always amazing to me, how many things you have blooming. There is nothing but some new growth going on here.
    We've been upper 20s the last few mornings. I'm just hoping the little bit that is going on, won't be stunted.

    It was great running into you yesterday, at Pam's book signing. She had a nice turn-out.