Bloom Day – the 15th

Each month on the 15th there are gardeners in many places who are taking a few minutes to think about what is blooming in their gardens and then sharing them with other gardeners. (The sharing happens thanks to May Dreams Garden Blog – Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day.)

I miss this day most months – I get busy and forget to stop and enjoy the glory of what is blooming or I take pictures that never get posted. My new goal now that the garden season is slowing is to establish a new habit of taking pictures and really posting them. It will make a good record of what is happening in the garden each month.

My outside Minnesota garden has long gone to sleep – temperatures have been around 6 degrees at night (we won’t talk about wind chill). The ground is frozen solid and we have an inch of snow on the ground.

So where are the blooms?

I dragged my deck plants inside and the change from the fall IMG_6676.JPGcool to my heated inside pushed the Forsythia into bloom. There are buds developing quickly.





Cactus.JPGMy Thanksgiving cactus jumped into early bloom as well. The Christmas cactus is just setting blooms now so it might be ready for you to see in December.


Then there are the African violets which sit in the bay window and are loving the change of light and the coolness – they are just past their peak but still blooming.


The outside is another story – the Roses and the Chrysanthemums got caught in the deep freeze and snowfall – the end of outside gardening for 2018.




About Joanne Toft

I am a retired Minneapolis Public School teacher. I walk, garden, care for my Grandson and write. Life is good!
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1 Response to Bloom Day – the 15th

  1. My late mother-in-law loved African Violets, but I have no luck with them. Yours are very pretty!
    Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!

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