March 15, 2011

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Spring came to Chicago last week and it put on quite a show.  The Chicago Flower and Garden Show, that is.   Gorgeous, bright flowers dazzled the eye and lifted the spirit.

Meanwhile in my indoor garden a lonely Christmas cactus has produced one bloom and the Pointsetta still thrives under the grow light.    Soon trays of sprouting seeds will take up most of the space.

I visit the blogs of my Southern friends to see what Spring, which has been in swing there for a month already, has brought them.   My daughter sends me pictures of the trees in bloom in North Carolina.  Later this week Spring weather will visit Chcago for a day or so with promises of temperatures in the 60's. 

For winter-weary Chicagoans Spring is as "slow as molasses in January " but for now we see hopeful signs.

Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what's blooming in America.

Written by Carolyngail at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago All rights reserved


  1. Hang in there! Spring is on its way and nothing can stop it. That looks like a wonderful garden show you have up there in Chicago.
    David :-)

  2. Hey Houston! Is everything blooming down there, David? I know the dogwoods have been blooming throughout the South, a scene I dearly miss. The redbuds are among the earliest blooming trees here in Chicago and I can't wait to see them.

  3. The Chicago show was definitely a welcome breath of spring for all of us who visited. Hang in there, Carolyn; I have tulip and daffodils popping up through the soil--spring can't be too far away for us Midwesterners.

  4. Chicago puts on a marvelous garden show just when you need to see spring bulbs and things.

    Redbuds are finishing up here; dogwoods half open. Azalea spectacular about to begin. Spring is on its way to you. You'll catch up soon.

  5. Sure am looking forward to those warmer temps Carolyn! Every warm, sunny day this time of year is a treasure.

  6. I too am a visitor each GBBD because, like you, we have little to see even budding. I was at a client's garden today, and they were so thrilled to see teeny tiny buds on the trees. You almost needed a magnifying glass. LOL.

  7. Hopefully spring is just around the corner for you! I have never attending the Chicago Garden show but looks like it is an awesome event and much needed in the throws of a Chicago winter.


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