Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - February 15, 2009

In the early morning light shining through the family room window, this semi-double red camellia greeted me over morning coffee to celebrate the February Bloom Day. I've had the camellia just about a year and have watched its swelling buds with anticipation since it was brought indoors last September.

The blossom opened on Friday (photo below) and you can see how its petals have unfurled over two days' time to a become fuller blossom.

And there's even a blossom outside today in the coldframe. The flowering cabbage is blooming and I'm hoping it will set seed that I can harvest for sowing late spring. Its yellow blossom reminds me I need to bring in some forsythia branches for forcing.


  1. You have some lovely blooms here. Happy GBBD.

  2. Well, isn't that a pretty red flower. I'll bet it smells good, too.

    Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

  3. It must have been exciting waiting for the camellia to open, and how considerate of it to be in flower for GBBD :)

  4. LOVE the Forsythia!!! Very nice bloom day....

  5. I'm working on building some raised garden beds right now. I want to give cold frames a try this year too. Gotta see how much lettuce and spinach I can get for my salads--too expensive to buy the bags at the store any more, heh.