Garden Bloggers’ Blooms Day: Gently Does It

GBBDFeb13.1GBBD.Feb13.2The soft and gentle colours
Of February peep
Through fresh leaves
And shoots.
Virginal snowdrops
Flaunt their innocence,
Secure in numbers
And drifting wantonly.
Meek and freckled hellebores
Shyly avoid eye contact,
Demure in their damask gowns,
Gaining confidence
As the month warms
Their hearts and souls and ours.
Viburnum’s fat pink buds
Swell daily,
Desperate to expose
Their frilly underwear
And release their No. 5,
Whilst buttery primroses
Spread easily across
The woodland floor.

GBBDFeb13.3GBBDFeb13.4In contrast,
Bewitching hamamelis
Stand guard
In sentinel brightness
Over the raw recruits,
The pacifists
Of garden blooms;
Joining them –
Demanding attention and
Loudly making
His presence felt –
the Drum Major,

Thank you to Carol at MayDreams for hosting GBBD, and take a look at her blog for links to February blooms across the world.

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14 Responses to Garden Bloggers’ Blooms Day: Gently Does It

  1. Nell Jean says:

    Poetry and Blossoms, it can’t be better.

  2. Lea says:

    Beautiful words, beautiful blooms!
    Happy Bloom Day!
    Lea’s Menagerie

  3. Holleygarden says:

    Beautiful! Lovely blooms – your photos of the witch hazel are gorgeous!

  4. Love the Hamemelis, Snowdrops, and Primroses.

  5. Pauline says:

    Beautiful, the photos and the words! What a super variety you have, spring has certainly arrived in your garden!

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks. We are still well behind you in the SW, Pauline – the snowdrops are only just opening and most of the hellebores are still only in bud, so plenty more to look forward to yet 🙂

  6. Suberb pictures and lovely words. You have some beautiful plants.

  7. Anna says:

    Some familiar and well loved blooms in your February garden Cathy and great words to accompany them.

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