I’ve been scrolling enviously through other bloggers’ posts for today, enjoying the actual blooms in their gardens. In my zone 6 Indianapolis garden, blooms are in short supply. Mud we’ve got; blooms, not so much.
In fact, the only bloom I could find was these stalwart autumn pansies, still doing their best.
Note the lingering remnant of snow. Frankly, I’ll take snow any day over a general sea of mud. It’s tidier, and all that white bounces around whatever light is available.
Color of any kind is elusive, as most plants have faded into the general muddy background. The only exceptions are my nest spruce, some of the herbs, and this waterfall of blackberry canes. Rats. Looks like I need yet more trellising.
But spring will come again. I found buds on my apple and cherry trees, on the serviceberry and goumi,and on the chokeberry. The showiest, of course, are the fuzzy buds of the star magnolia.
Really, the only sensible thing to do is snuggle on the couch with my cats, a pot of tea, and some seed catalogs.
See what’s blooming in other bloggers’ gardens at May Dreams Gardens.