I’ll take the chance that we have readers who don’t know about the Garden Bloggers Bloom Day phenomenon, started five years ago by Carol at the May Dreams Gardens blog. Bloom Day is the 15th of the month, every month. An internet holiday, if you will.
Aside from a brilliant creation of community, Bloom Day gifted bloggers with that greatest of all boons–content. I wiped my brow in relief when I realized that my posting date this week was the 15th.
From December through March, northern tier garden bloggers have to be somewhat creative about Bloom Day–houseplants, conservatories, nurseries. I know people who follow rigorous lab practices to get their hippeastrums to bloom on the 15th of the month in mid-winter.
Bloom Day May 2012 has found me up to my eyeballs in irises, about 2 weeks earlier than usual.
What’s blooming in your garden today?