Not this winter, although. We’ve been having absurdly heat temperatures, and bizarrely when every part would usually be deeply dormant, I nonetheless have issues flowering!
Right here’s what’s displaying off in my backyard… do you may have any winter bloomers going robust at dwelling?
Most of what I’ve flowering are pansies (Viola x wittrockiana, cool season annual). I began these from seed within the fall, and didn’t actually anticipate them to outlive my winter in my window bins. Effectively… they’re surviving for certain!
This is among the ‘Cool Wave’ sequence, pansies that make lengthy, trailing stems. They give the impression of being so good spilling out of my window bins.
I additionally grew a bunch of the variability ‘Flirty Skirts’ which have these splendidly ruffled blooms.
Some are extra ruffled than others, however they’re all stunning.
This vibrant yellow is a pleasant little bit of sunshine in our sometimes cloudy winter climate.
And this Cool Wave selection has been so good – a lot of flowers, with a terrific sample.
I even have snowdrops blooming! That is the species Galanthus elwesii (Zone 4 – 7) which I bought as a result of it’s a little bigger than the everyday Galanthus nivalis (Zone 3 – 7). Final 12 months all of them bloomed within the spring, however with the hotter climate, I’ve a handful blooming now, and a few that even began again in November.
I simply planted these a pair 12 months in the past. I can’t look forward to them to multiply into good clumps.
Lastly, I’ve primroses (Primula hybrid, Zone 3 – 8) blooming! These have all the time began early, however by no means THIS early. They’re a good distance for full bloom, however it’s nice to see some shade this time of 12 months.
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