It's a miracle that I have an actual live flower to share on Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. There is only this one crocus with a flower, but if you look carefully you'll see Goldie's little sister in the background and it won't be long before the entire yellow/purple family is blooming. There really is a spring!
Do "almost" blooms count? These daffodils are getting real close to making me smile.
These Chionodoxa Glory-of-the-Snow seemed to magically appear. I swear that one minute they weren't there and then a minute later they were. They'll be about six inches high with light blue flowers.
I found Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day by reading Carol's blog, May Dreams Gardens. The best part of GBBD is seeing/reading what's happening in gardens all over the country....all over the world.
NOTE: Somehow I managed to delete my last post, pictures and all. That's what happens when I click faster than I think!
Yeah Donna! It is so exciting isn't? Looks like you are getting some sunshine. That is so encouraging. Thanks for sharing your good news. And yes, I think almost blooms most definitely count!ReplyDelete
'Almosts' count for me. Anticipation is a synonym for spring, don't you think? thanks for visiting my blog!ReplyDelete
wow, spring IS coming to your place. Love the happy crocus bloom!ReplyDelete
I think you hardy Zone 4 people could count bare sticks if it made you feel that spring was finally coming your way! Cute crocus, always the cheerful harbinger of warmer weather. Hope the rest of the bulbs soon reward your patience with the long winter. Happy Bloom Day!ReplyDelete
I agree with Karen...I counted birds when we hadn't any blooms! You northern gardening folk are a hardier breed then this wimpy zone 7 gardener! Next month we will be grooving on all your spring blooms! gailReplyDelete
The Crocus are always a great sign of what's to come in the garden! Your almost blooming Daffs are going to be fabulous with all those glorious buds just waiting to pop open! :)ReplyDelete
Hi Donna, absolutely buds, shoots and leaves count too for there are no rules on bloom day! Anything is fair game, some experienced blogger/writers have even used fake flowers stuck in among the branches during winter. All's fair on this special day. I am so glad you have joined in the fun. Your crocus is wonderful for the joy it brings you.ReplyDelete
Frances at Fairegarden
What is that magnificent bush in your header? A Lilac?ReplyDelete
Wow, that bright yellow crocus is really nice. For some reason, I've never ventured away from the blue ones, but that yellow would look really nice around some daffodils. Ah, next year...ReplyDelete
Hey, thanks for dropping by! What is the plant on your header? A lilac? It is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Those almost blooms are as interesting. They made me smile, too! Daffodils especially yellows is my favorite.ReplyDelete
Spring is on it's way to your garden...and "almost" blooms (in bud) have always counted on GBBD!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing! My daffodils are all done, so it's great to see a few buds once more. Happy bloom day!ReplyDelete
It's exciting to see a garden coming to life in Wisconsin. Ah, Spring and the promise it holds for a season of gardening.ReplyDelete
Yes, buds count too! At least your zone 4 garden is starting to breath spring again. I'm sure you're very happy about that. Northern gardens with short gardening seasons are usually gorgeous, as I'm sure yours will be!ReplyDelete