The 15th of every month many garden bloggers post how their gardens are blooming. Carol Michel of May Dreams Gardens hosts this event on her website. It is aptly named Garden Bloggers Bloom Day or GBBD. As a relatively new blogger, I chanced upon this event and decided at some point I wanted to post on GBBD. So this month, in this new year I’m “gonna” do it.
These posts will not be like my others, but instead will focus on what is bloomin’ here in my zone 5 garden in Central New York State. I am just south of Oneida Lake and SE of Lake Ontario infamous for lake effect snow causing blowing, drifting white outs of “feets” of snow as I like to call them. And as I write this today we are getting that lake effect snow up to a foot or more over 2 days.
So what could be blooming with all this snow? Well I was fortunate on the New Year to have a thaw and I made sure I took my camera and went exploring carefully in the very wet garden. Here is what was blooming or showing off it’s color.
and not to be out done, the bright red berries of honeysuckle “John Clayton” were a striking contrast
my glorious sage was alive and kickin’ and sporting a glorious scent
blue fescue grass “Sea Urchin” sporting a bit of blue despite the snow and road salt
white hellebore poking its flower bud above the snow and leaf mulch
this sedum grows among the rocks surrounding the pond…still going strong