15 February 2011

February 2011 Bloom Day

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day
What's blooming in the garden on the 15th of the month.

A second Strobilanthes on the window sill just flowered, but I caught the photo a day too late. The Christmas poinsettia is still impressive, and waiting patiently to be planted outdoors and to continue as a summer annual foliage plant. The hyacinths started indoors in early November are now blooming, about a month later than expected. This light blue one is 'Sky Jacket.' I can't believe the amount of roots they put out!

Find other garden bloggers' February bloom days at the blog May Dreams Gardens.

Strobilanthes dyerianus

Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

Hyacinth 'Sky Jacket'

6 comments:

Carolyn @ Carolyn's Shade Gardens said...
Great to see your photos from VA. I am in snow-covered Pennsylvania, but the temperature suddenly shot up and I managed to find some flowers outside. Happy GBBD, Carolyn
Janet said...
Hi Ray, love having hyacinth inside--spring comes a little earlier and the fragrance is outstanding. One of my neighbors has her Pointsettia still putting out red bracts. Pretty amazing.
tangledbranches said...
You must be the only gardener to have a blooming Strobilanthes for February GBBD! I used to buy them in the spring, but haven't for a few years. Maybe again this year?
fer said...
your blooms are great! is nice to see some nochebuenas still blooming
Mac_fromAustralia said...
Lovely pics. I like the first one, with the sun coming in the window.
ezzirah said...
Just beautiful!