Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Fly Me Away

It’s a cold winter Chicago day and I’ve got zinnias, black-eyed Susans and lettuce. I do. I really do. Here they are, just tiny seeds for now, but that’s about the best I’ve got at home with this year’s ice and snow and cold.

Blue coffepot full of flowers IMG_1405 (267x400) I’m especially happy to have the zinnia seeds. In May, flats of State Fair zinnias are hard to come by around here, and I need 2 – 3 trays of them. This year, my personal shopper Lucille, took care of me. She made sure Bertholds ordered the seeds. Mike will start them for me and I’ll be ready to go.

You might already know that 82 Zinnias Is Enough For Me. Take a look at the post and you’ll know why.

For some real blooms, I can look by my fireplace. I certainly can’t claim to have grown them. Well, I could, but it wouldn’t be true.

Still want more? How about this? I can claim to have taken these pictures a few days ago and that would be true. No, that’s not anywhere close to home. It’s the San Diego Airport. After all, it is Garden Bloggers’ Bloom day and I have a responsibility to bring you blooms.

One pink flower against the rocks

Red flower

Palm Trees at San Diego Airport

Sea gull

Purple flowers

Palm fronds

Flowers and rocks

Do you want to know what else is blooming in the February garden? To see what other bloggers have blooming on the 15th of every month, visit May Dreams Gardens – Bloom Day for our Garden Bloggers’ Bloom day entries.

Join me at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show on March 17th, 12:30. I’ll be speaking on Winter Interest.

2 comments to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – Fly Me Away

  • Except for my microgreens I’m not quite ready to start seeds, but soon. Soon!

  • Ha, ha, I love your tiny blooms:) I have those, too, except I do have one tray of seedlings started already and hope to do more this week or next. Glad to hear your latest comment that this year’s Chicago Garden Show is one of the best–my friend and I are headed there tomorrow! We’ll miss your talk; I hope it went well. After this winter, everyone should be interested in adding winter interest to the garden–I’m beginning to think it’s the longest season:)

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