I'm almost embarrassed to show my few meager "blooms" this month, but here goes anyway:
There are still a few blooms on the little kalanchoe,
an impulse purchase at the grocery store one dreary January day.
But otherwise, all you will see here are "almost" blooms--like this teeny-tiny tentative bloom on the over-wintered impatiens in the spare bedroom.
Or this out-of-focus bud on the Christmas cactus. This little Christmas cactus has been a disappointment so far, and has just this one bloom-to-be. Maybe it's a Valentine's cactus? A Saint Patrick's cactus??
I've decided that forcing hyacinths indoors requires more patience than I realized. All three bulbs sitting in vases show some green growth at the top, but this is the only one with roots stretching for moisture. Maybe I'll have indoor hyacinths at the same time as the outdoor hyacinths bloom:)
Much more promising, though, is the almost-bloom of the amaryllis. I won't complain at all that it's not blooming, since I completely forgot about it till mid-January when I rescued it from its hiding spot in the garage. It's been growing like crazy ever since and should open within a week, I would think.
I know this is a pretty pathetic collection, but the garden outside is still covered with snow and you won't find anything at all there. But the good news is, it's warming up and the snow is melting!!
By the time the next Bloom Day rolls around, we will be only a week away from spring, and there is a hope that we just might have something outdoors blooming. For now, though, be sure to check out other gardeners' blooms by visiting our hostess, Carol at May Dreams Gardens.