A Brief Bloom Day Report

It's time for Bloom Day, the mid-month report hosted by May Dreams Garden, where you can see what's flowering in gardens all across the country. This post will be brief, because despite some wonderful weekend weather, it's a tad early in this zone 7 garden.

Hellebore "golden sunrise"

Hellebore "golden sunrise"

miniature daffodils

miniature daffodils

Heather

Heather

The above flowers were all encouraging signs as I worked in the garden Saturday and Sunday, topdressing with compost and planting peas. I mulled over what late winter/early spring plants I need in the garden, like snowdrops, Daphne, and witch hazel. Then this happened:

I did not even close the greenhouses, because I refused to believe we would get more than an inch. I scoffed at the people making Whole Foods on a Sunday afternoon more intolerable than usual. The collards, mache, kale, and spinach will be fine, but I wish I had picked those first few daffodils!