Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, February 2014

Well, given our colder-than-the-last-decade-or-two winter, I don’t have many blooms this February.  The non-native to Texas, Leatherleaf mahonia (Mahonia bealei),

sports its yellow blooms, though not all quite open and coupled with developing berries.

Also, a personal favorite of mine, the native-to-Texas Coral honeysuckle vine,  (Lonicera sempervirens),

shares a sprinkling of its clusters for now.  In a month or so the vine will be covered with these lovely red blooms, much to the delight of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

And that’s it!  Nothing more: zero, nada, zilch in the bloom department.

For a look at blooms from around the world, check out Carol at May Dreams Gardens, who hosts Bloom Day for garden bloggers.

2 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, February 2014

  1. This winter is serving as a good reminder to those of us who became complacent about what cold weather can do in our area. I know I did and I’ve got the damaged plants to show for it.

    I’ve also got a sturdy coral honeysuckle that has become somewhat shaded out so your shot showing early blooms is just the incentive I need to get out there and trim back the branches overhanging mine. Off I go!


    • Yeah, it’s bee a good reminder of what “normal” is. I think everything I have has survived, except for some milkweed that I transplanted in late fall. Funnily enough, I planted that honeysuckle on a short fence with a gate and I have to prune it back a couple of times every year because it grows. How ’bout that?


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