February Blooms (GBBD 2009)

Crocus

Crocus

The first harbingers of spring have started blooming in my garden this weekend.  Just in time for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day!   Crocus come in shades of white, yellow and purple.   Every fall I try to plant these tiny corms in areas where they will be noticed.  You have to squat down to enjoy their goblet-shaped blossoms.  I’m still waiting for the deep purples ones that I planted out front this fall to bloom.  The foliage is emerging so it will be a couple of weeks or so before they bloom.

Pansies

Pansies

The fall pansies are still holding on, though a bit battered from the cold spell we had in January.  They are starting to perk back up now and will continue to put out blooms through May.  These are the little bits of color in my garden at the moment.   Oh and I have one lonely Paperwhite bloom  indoors.  To see more GBBD posts or to join in this week please visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

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36 responses to this post.

  1. You’re so lucky to have things starting to bloom! I can hardly wait til it happens here.

    Thanks Linda. That’s what make GBBD so fun, seeing what is going on in other gardens all over the world from month to month. Spring will be there before you know it! 😉

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  2. You got some good pics of the crocuses. Mine have started blooming too-yellow and lavender. About the exact same time as yours. I am trying to keep track of bloom times all year this year. Yeah right! Your pansies are looking great.

    Thank you Tina! 🙂 Yours lavender & yellow crocus are very pretty I bet, nice color combo! Blogging will help us keep track of the blooms this year I think.

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  3. I love crocus. I noticed a few purple ones by a clump of snowdrops today as I was gardening preening. I forgot about GBBD so I’ll have to get my camera out there tomorrow. Nice photos. Methinks spring might eventually prevail.

    Glad I reminded you that it was GBBD today Grace! I bet your purples crocus make a nice compliment to the snowdrops. Yep spring will prevail no matter what. 🙂 Thanks!

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  4. They are beautiful. And nice colors,too! I would be proud to have them in my garden. Lovely!

    Thanks Blossom! I’m glad you like the colors of my tiny beauties today! 🙂

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  5. Hi Racquel, so lovely, all! Those little early crocus are so cheering, and the pansies will repay us with fantastic blooms in a short while. Happy bloom day as spring approaches!
    Frances

    Thanks Frances! They really do brighten the garden with their colorful blooms this time of the year. Happy Bloom Day to you too! 😉

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  6. Just have to have spring bulbs! It brings so much excitment to see them first emerging from the soil. Your flowers are lovely. Enjoy.

    They really do brighten this time of the year when the garden is still hibernating for the winter. Thanks Patsi! 🙂

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  7. I love your crocus. The only ones I have came with the house when we bought it almost 15 years ago, and they come up every spring, but later than yours. I will have to plant some other colors to go with them.

    Thank you Les. I planted these in falls past and every year I try to remember to plant more, sometimes it happens. 😉 The only bulbs that were here when we bought our home 12 years ago were some Daffs and some Iris rhizomes.

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  8. I don’t have any crocuses blooming, so will enjoy yours, and your pretty pansies, too. Thanks for joining in for bloom day.

    I’m glad you are enjoying my Crocus & Pansies today Carol. Thanks for hosting GBBD every month! 🙂

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  9. Note to self– plant some crocus for next year’s spring growth! I never think of it in the fall. Yours are lovely.
    Janet

    I have to make notes to myself too Janet. 🙂 I remembered to plant more of these last fall in the front garden. No blooms from them yet though so I’ll have a staggered bloom cycle this year.

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  10. How lucky you are to have crocuses blooming already! They are such a cheery flower to have in the garden, saying spring WILL come:)

    Thanks Rose, I feel very lucky to have these early harbingers of spring in my garden. A good sign for sure!

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  11. Nice that your crocus bloomed just in time. I love those little guys. These blooming in the winter is a reward. Imagine how lost they would be in the middle of the summer.

    Thanks GWC! Perfect timing for sure. What would late winter and early spring be without these tiny treasure. They would be hidden away and forgotten in summer’s splendor.

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  12. Hi Racquel…Lovely crocus; their cheerful colors sure brighten the garden this time of year…Yippee that spring isn’t too far away…each day will bring more of these guys into bloom. Gail

    Thanks Gail. I’m so glad that I planted these in falls past so I could appreciate their tiny blooms today. It is a good sign of spring’s coming. 🙂

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  13. Lovely spring bloomers you have Racquel. The colors of the crocus just say spring don’t they? Nothing blooming here inside or out, so I will just have to enjoy all the GBBD ones.

    Thanks Beckie. They really are a herald of spring with their bright colors and cheerful blooms. Glad you are able to enjoy all of our blooms today. 🙂

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  14. You’ve got a nice assortment of Crocuses. Mine just started to sprout, so it’ll be a couple of weeks probably before I see them.

    Thanks MMD. I have some dark purple ones out front that have emerged but no blooms yet. 🙂

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  15. Racquel,
    Just linked another post to you.
    Janet

    I will have to come check it out Janet! Thanks for the link love. 😉

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  16. I really need to get some of the earlier blooming bulbs up here. Not that they’d be blooming yet, but I’m sure they probably would next month.

    I need to add more to my garden too Cinj, like the snowdrops and Hellebores to extend my season of bloom throughout the year. 🙂

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  17. You’re so lucky to have all these sweet crocus and pansies blooming outdoors already Racquel. Thanks for sharing so we “northerners” know spring is around the corner! Happy Bloom Day!

    Thanks Kathleen, I’m glad I could share my late winter-early spring bloomers with you today. Soon spring will be here…just got to hold on a bit longer. 😉

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  18. The crocus blooms look stunning! I love your header…very pretty!

    Thanks Kanak, I’m glad you enjoyed my Crocus blooms today. 🙂

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  19. I am “virtually” enjoying Bloom Day – it’s wonderful to see some signs of spring. Soon there will be some blooms to enjoy here,too. Your crocus are lovely! Happy Bloom Day!!

    Thanks Liisa. I’m glad you are enjoying other’s blooms today. Spring will here before you know it! 🙂

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  20. Crocuses! Takes me back to childhood! Thanks!

    You are quite welcome CM! Glad I could give you a happy memory. 🙂

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  21. I love crocuses, and look what a nice job they did coordinating themselves with your pansies! 😉

    Me too Dreamybee. 🙂 Thanks!

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  22. I definitely need to add them next fall. I’ve been slow to get crocuses since we’ve had so many other “needs”. 😉 Yours look great!

    I’m putting more of them on my list for next fall along with some snowdrops! They definitely remind me that spring is on the way. Thanks Dave! 😉

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  23. I am going to sound just like everyone else, but I’ve got to get some crocus. I used to have some, but my man put a driveway over them..grrrr.

    They are forgotten little bloomers I think. I need to add more this fall too. Ugh on the driveway. The same thing happened to my Balloon Flowers.

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  24. I do love these earliest signs of spring — I almost think I enjoy them more than the extravagance to come! (well, maybe) Your crocus are lovely!

    They do give us a taste of what’s to come Rosella. 🙂 Thanks!

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  25. Posted by greenwalks on February 15, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Crocus and mulch, that looks really familiar to me… 🙂 Nice that you caught them in their sun, with their faces open to catch the rays. Happy Bloom Day!

    It was fun trying to capture their little faces open wide to the sunlight. 🙂 Thanks Karen!

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  26. So pretty. It is the beginning of even better things to come. Happy Bloom Day.~~Dee

    Thanks Dee, yep spring is in the air. Happy Bloom Day!

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  27. Love the crocus, just wish they didn’t bloom so close to the ground. ARe you going to plant your paperwhite outside?

    It’s a good thing they bloom so early here or they would get lost amongst all the other foliage & flowers. Yeah they are almost done blooming and I’m going to plant the bulbs outside. (Paperwhites)

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  28. Pretty blooms.

    Thanks Lisa!

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  29. I love crocuses. They are so durable, they tolerate being mowed in our lawn all summer, and being frozen during the early spring frosts. Their faces are so cheery. I have been planting them in my lawn for years, and now I have dozens of them, all sizes and species. the earliest little guys are blooming now, and soon the larger cups will be showing their faces in the labyrinth.

    Glad I stopped by!

    I have some in my lawn too as well as some Grape Hyacinths. They tend to bloom before the lawn needs mowed which is timely. Thanks for stopping by today. I’m glad you did too! 😉

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  30. Posted by skeeter on February 15, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Hurray for you with your crocus and pansies! I miss my pansies and I am sure the deer miss them as well. I have not planted any since they ate them to the root two years ago! I need to invest in some crocus bulbs. I did not realize how I don’t really have many spring things in my life and I need more. Especially since Spring is my favorite time of year!

    Thanks Skeeter! That is too funny about the deer missing your pansies too. 😉 They are some greedy creatures with their diet of pretty things. I know what you mean, this fall I want to add more early spring blooming bulbs & plants. Spring is my favorite season too. 🙂

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  31. Hooray for pansies! Pretty flowers and a lovely blog. Thank you for your kind comment on my site, I’ll be back here again!

    Thanks Nancy. I’m glad you enjoyed the flowers today as well as my blog. You are quite welcome for the comments I left on your site. I enjoyed your post today and I will be back for another visit soon. 🙂

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  32. Love your crocus–especially the 3rd picture. I could never get them to grow here. So happy to see pictures of yours!

    Thanks Linda. I didn’t realize you couldn’t grow them in TX. I envy your Bluebonnets so I guess we’re even. 😉

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  33. Those lavender crocus are so lovely! I love those.

    Thank you Sweet Bay! 🙂

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  34. Lucky you to have crocus and pansies blooming! I can’t wait to see some blooms outdoors. Thanks for sharing yours while we wait 🙂

    Thanks Kerri. I feel lucky to have blooms this month since the weather has been yo-yoing from cold to warm for the past few weeks. You are welcome! 🙂

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  35. Wow, I’m looking forward to my spring bulbs blooming, in maybe another 4-6 weeks! Our frost date is about May 15, btw. Sigh. I know. It’s my own fault for living in Michigan! ;-(

    That’s the same frost zone for Ohio too where my family is from Monica. You can enjoy an extra month vicariously through my garden! 🙂

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  36. Those are exciting pictures. Spring comes early in blog-land. We will have a couple of months wait before we get crocus blooms…they are so great as one of the first flowers here. I am trying to build ours up in places we can appreciate the small flowers.

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