I almost forgot that today is Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. I guess I just got too excited about my eBay planters arriving.
It's still February in Minnesota.
If you need any proof, check out my dashboard...
Nothing (that I know of) blooms when it's 17*F. Except the icicles. They grow. Looong and pointy and dangerous. Grown best in partial shade, planted on the north side. No care needed...
Skeletal Russian Sage
Dwarf Sester's Blue Spruce
Inside, it's a different story.
Two new plants for my collection - a Gloxinia from a colleague and an Aloe from Workerman. Both Valentine's Day gifts. I'd never heard of an Gloxinia before yesterday, but it's quite pretty. I'll have to shoot the new blooms next week, as flowers open now look gnarly. ::: Sigh ::: And my Aloe. I love Aloe plants. They remind me of New Mexico and Guatemala; two of my favorite places on the planet.
To see what's blooming around the world, visit Carol's Blog - May Dreams Gardens.
Carol is celebrating her 7th year of hosting GBBD, so stop by and drop her a nice little note.