Today is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Garden, in which we are encouraged to put on parade what is blooming in our gardens. I really had hoped to participate regularly this year, but I am sad to report that due to the unfavorably frosty conditions in my garden, I have almost nothing to display for this first GBBD of the year.
Most of the flowers in the garden look like this brown camellia blossom. There were a surprising number of buds on one of the Encore azaleas ready to open, but the frost killed them. I would have expected the iphaeon to be starting to bloom now; it has reliably done so in past years. The greenery of the foliage is there, but no buds yet. Even the violas and pansies have not yet recovered from the frost. ‘Governor Mouton’ Camellia japonica is loaded with undamaged buds, is showing color at their tips, but still no openings.
The only items I could find with any color at all are a recovering and “weeping” pansy and a few struggling and well hidden loropetalum blossoms.
I do hope Carol will forgive this puny effort. At the least, I tried!