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Marsanne Petty
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Melody Lee
I like to garden and wow people with my artistic interpretations of how flowers should be arranged. I also write for Ehow and Garden Guides. I can be contacted at annlees@gmail.com.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Gardener Bloggers' Bloom Day

You would think since February Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day is so close to Valentine’s Day, I would have some heart shaped flowers. But I don’t, so I will have to just be happy with the few things that are blooming.

Pale pink hyacinth just opened – I couldn’t

find the label so I don’t know what it is.

Purple hyacinth trying to open – still couldn’t find the labels.

A single azalea bloom – it is so small I almost missed it.

Blooms on the strawberry plants in the greenhouse.

This poor Gerber daisy has been
struggling to bloom for a couple of weeks.

Be sure to check out what else is blooming

on Gardener Bloggers’ Bloom Day

with Carol at May Dreams Gardens.


  1. Hyacinths, azaleas, strawberries, and gerberas - yes, spring really is on the way. Hang in there!

  2. I love strawberry flowers...so simple and elegant. And they mean straberries aren't too far behind! Thanks for sharing your first signs of spring with us.

  3. Hyacinths don't grow naturalize in my garden, but I wish they would. They're so nice. That purple one looks kind of like a succulent. Very cool.

  4. It is so nice to signs of spring. Thanks for the view.

  5. Pink and Blue Hyacinths -- two of my favs. The names do not matter. I bought mixed this year. They smell as sweet without names.

    Spring is bound to come soon. Happy Bloom Day.

  6. I just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my blog. I am glad it looks like spring at least somewhere.

  7. My gerbera looks just like yours. I'm not sure what it wants from me! Hyacinths, mmm, I can smell it from here. Happy GBBD!

  8. Melody - so happy to see your plants urging spring along. They look as if it is so close, but maybe not quite there yet. Best of luck as it approaches in earnest. Thanks for visiting my site - so nice to know you! Kelly

  9. The strawberry plants look very welcoming. I wonder why your gerbera is acting so strange? Did it get too cold at some point?

  10. I'm amazed that you have a gerbera outside with a bloom on it - outdoor types never do well in our climate. Looks like it will soon be strawberries and cream at your place!

  11. Thank you for visiting my blog. It looks as if we're about the same distance from Spring. I've been out trying to improvise a cage for a wayward Red Cascade rose. My face feels frozen.

    My blue hyacinth in bud that looks a lot like your buds is Delft Blue. the rest of the blues are still in hiding.