Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: February 2009

February 15th, 2009 Posted in Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Here’s what’s blooming in my east Austin garden on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.  Yesterday it was 63 degrees and cloudy.  Today’s projections call for 65 degrees and sunny.  I took these pictures on Saturday to take advantage of the subdued light, but made sure everyone was still blooming this morning.

See what’s going on everywhere at May Dreams Gardens, and meet Carol, the blogger behind this gardening town square.

Sure enough, the lone ranger viola from January 15 has lots of friends.

violas in central texas garden

Looks like they passed the word to this spiderwort, who leaned over to be in the picture.

Violas with spiderwort

Not to be outdone, this spiderwort showed up across the path in the den bed.

The bulbines are just starting to open.

So is the Mexican plum.

Mexican plum flowers

White is still a theme, with the sweet olive in a container gearing up.

Between the two of them and the various fragrant narcissus, the garden is like a perfume bottle the cats knocked over.

Narcissus Sweetness

Narcissus Erlicheer

Narcissus Erlicheer with leucojum

Narcissus Gigantic Star

Here’s my new pride and joy, ground-hardy Pelargonium sidoides, flowering for the first time in honor of Bloom Day!

I almost missed the silver germander, but in a few weeks, it will be hard to miss.

To be democratic, here’s a henbit.  Once this is published, Harvey gets it for lunch.

The dandelions hoped to be famous, too, but I promised them their chance next month. Harvey can’t possibly eat them all before then.

Also blooming:
primrose jasmine
purple trailing lantana
Tradescantia albiflora (in protected niches)
Viburnum ‘Spring Bouquet’
Iberis sempervirens (candytuft)
Bougainvillea still blooming!
Narcissus Abba
Various other passalong narcissus
White ruellia about to bloom any second
first larkspur

Happy Blooming!  Linda

  1. 14 Responses to “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: February 2009”

  2. By Carol, May Dreams Gardens on Feb 15, 2009

    I love that Pelargonium and can understand why it is your pride and joy. It wouldn’t be ground hardy here, but might make for a good container plant!

    I enjoyed seeing all your blooms, and assume that Harvey is your rabbit. If he needs more food, I have plenty of henbit here, too, that I could pick and send your way!


    Linda reply on February 15th, 2009 4:53 pm:

    Hi, Carol! What if I just send Harvey the rabbit to you?! Linda


  3. By Dee/reddirtramblings on Feb 15, 2009

    You have some wonderful blooms for February. Must be those warm TX breezes. Happy Bloom Day.~~Dee


    Linda reply on February 15th, 2009 4:52 pm:

    Dee, thank you for writing! I love your Oklahoma garden. Linda


  4. By LINDA @ EACH LITTLE WORLD on Feb 15, 2009

    I’m with Carol on that Geranium — a real stunner. And all the little violas are charming; I’m going to have to add some of those to my garden.


  5. By Lisa at Greenbow on Feb 15, 2009

    I love those Johnny Jump Ups. All of your blooms look marvelous. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy GBBD.


  6. By Dreamybee on Feb 16, 2009

    I was just thinking how delicate all of your flowers are and then, Bam! the narcissus made their entrance. LOL. What is the plural of narcissus anyway?

    Your Pelargonium is gorgeous, love that red!


  7. By ~Deirdre on Feb 16, 2009

    Wow you have a lot going on already! I’m super jealous. I’m using your post to make a list of “late winter” plants to add to my own garden! The Erlicheer narcissus is really beautiful. I also love the orange bulbine…what kind is it?


  8. By renee studebaker on Feb 17, 2009

    That burgandy blooming geranium is fabulous, Linda. Where did you get it? I’d love to add one to my garden. Hugs to Harvey, and happy Bloom Day!


  9. By Jenny on Feb 17, 2009

    Love those Johnny jump ups and I am so jealous of your Pelargonium. I saw it at the Natural gardener and was sorely tempted. I am anxious to know how it does this summer.


  10. By Jean on Feb 24, 2009

    Love that pelargonium. The color of the bloom and the leaves together are really perfect. And you’ve got some beautiful narcissus there!


  11. By Nicholas - Vegetable Gardening on Jun 8, 2010

    Nice read. I have my own garden, and I just stumbled upon your site.
    Glad I found it :)


  12. By Ibtesam on Oct 18, 2012

    My name is Ibtesam and i’m a farmaci student from Sweden. I need a picture of Pelargonium sidoides for my essay and saw that you had one. therefor i’m wondering if it’s okey with you that I use your picture of pelargonium sidoides? :) ) it would be very helpfull :)


    Linda reply on October 18th, 2012 3:48 pm:

    Of course! Go for it! My family is from Finland and my aunt used to work in Sweden!


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