Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day February 2012

Juniperus 'Lime Glow', Dwarf Mugo Pine and Golden Hinoki Cypress
It has been an exceptionally mild winter here in the northeast in my Long Island garden except for a couple of dusting's of snow that vanished as quickly as they came.    Foliage perennials have wintered beautifully not changing to their usual dormant look and the hyacinths, tulips and roses are starting to push out growth. Some trees such as my Weeping Pussy Willow that were sporting catkins at this time last year  are behaving differently this year showing no signs of spring. Last year at this time we were finally seeing some ground under a blanket of snow and this year...well hardly any snow at all. It is amazing how two years in a row can be so different. The view of winter colors is indeed magnificent this year with hues of gold and bronze and red throughout the garden. It almost looks like fall and needless to say the plants are a little confused! It has been a most unusual winter. Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens it is time to take another walk in the garden to see what is blooming and to see if there are any signs of spring. 
     
Heuchera 'Citronelle'

Heuchera 'Citronelle' still looking good even in February.  This is one of my new favorite additions to the garden this year.
Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow' and Golden Sedge

Love the deep purple color of the Ajuga against the Golden Sedge in winter.
Lamb's Ear pushing out some new growth

The Lamb's Ear is showing some early signs of spring with some new growth emerging.

Coral Bark Maple

The red bark of the Coral Bark Maple (Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku') is beautiful against the February sky.
Golden Oriental Spruce, Juniper Lime Glow and Golden Hinoki Cypress Nana

Here the Juniperus 'Lime Glow' display their winter bronze-colored foliage against the golden hue of the Oriental Spruce and Hinoki Cypress.
Hyacinths Way Out of Ground
More signs of spring!  Much earlier than this time last year the hyacinths are already emerging from the ground...
Tulips on the Way

and the tulips are making a showing.

Fiery Red Branches of the Coral Bark Close Up

Wow...can't get enough of that red!
Salvia 'May Night'
The Saliva are not only pushing up spring growth but also producing some flower spikes!  This is a first.   Below is a Knock Out Rose already showing new red growth. 
Knock Out Rose New Growth
It has been a year since I first joined up with Garden Blogger's Bloom Day and I have enjoyed walking out in to my gardens on the 15th of every month to see what is blooming.  It is also a great way to keep a diary of what's going on in the garden from year to year and to keep on gardening all year round.  Be sure to visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for more gardens around the world and as always...

Happy Gardening!


Author:Lee@ A Guide To Northeastern Gardening Copyright 2012. All Rights Reserved

5 comments:

  1. Some great photos and some great color combos.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. We are finally under snow cover after almost the whole season. But Spring seemed on the way in our area too. Happy GBBD!

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  3. I'm anxiously awaiting my hyacinths and tulips too! Love that golden spruce, and the red coral bark maple. I agree that this is a great way to journal the garden. Happy GBBD!

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  4. I do hope this crazy winter doesn't have any nasty repercussions later in the year...still, you're right, it's nice to be able to enjoy the garden for even longer! That Ajuga is amazing! I may have to find a spot for some in my garden this year ;-)

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  5. Beautiful! The plants are amazing and brilliant in colour.

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