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Bloom Day for this month sees us covered with snow-again! That's the backyard with the snow still coming down behind the hyacinth. I've lived here eight years and I haven't seen this much snow in all that time but there is a first time for everything I guess. We went to bed Monday night with about two inches on the ground and woke up to more than four! Roads were so bad everything closed down and it was a nightmare trying to go anywhere. Fort Campbell closed down but half the people (including Mr. Fix-it and I) did not get the word until we were on base trying to go to a class. I keep telling myself it IS winter after all but I've been a bit spoiled these past few years. Winter is getting old now. Please spring hurry!
Long story short, I'm pretty sure the mahonia is still blooming, hellebores and perhaps some witch hazels but I've not ventured into the garden to check. Fortunately I came across some hyacinth bulbs and forcing vases (Rural King for $1.25 each!) so I have some blooms inside the house. The hyacinths smell so good! I've never had luck forcing bulbs so I've been most pleased with these and will do this each year from now on. There are also some geraniums blooming under lights, oxalis and impatiens. The paper whites are getting close. I'm very excited about them because I've never grown them before. Remember my sunny window sill I showed in last month's Bloom Day post? I have to say this bunch of flowers got attacked by spider mites. I've never had them in the house before and am not happy about it. I've sprayed them down and the plants are doing okay for now. Next year I'll endeavor to spray with Neem oil as recommended by Kylee at Our Little Acre to prevent infestations. March should see many more blooms-I hope!
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