I’m a day early, for once, instead of posting my monthly Bloom Day post at the very end of the day on the 15th of the month. To be early is to be on time, as my high school band director used to say.
Technically, the only thing in bloom right now in my Zone 6a/6b domicile is one confused Thanksgiving cactus.
However, that’s not going to stop me from documenting all the greenery that’s popping up now that the snow has melted!
I marked all my bulbs last April with the intention of moving the bulbs into a more aesthetically pleasing and less haphazard design. Alas, they’re mostly still where the previous homeowner planted them (with very few exceptions).
In my tour of the property with my camera this afternoon, it looks like the early risers are the alliums, muscari (grape hyacinths), pink hyacinths, daffodils, and one variegated variety of hosta. Not all the daffodils are popping up, but many are — I have several different varieties of those, too, though, so each might be a smidge different.
So far, I was unable to find any evidence of the single crocus I saw last April by my front door. It’s still early, though. I’m just thinking that maybe I’ll plant some snowdrops and early-blooming crocuses this Fall, so next year at this time, I’ll have a pleasant surprise when the snow melts back and I see actual flowers.
Many thanks to May Dreams Gardens for hosting and inspiring this monthly celebration of flowers!