My first bloom is Rhododendron 'Periwinkle', a hybrid vireya rhododendron. I have 10 vireyas in various stages of development and they are one of my favorite groups within what is quite possibly my favorite genus, Rhododendron. This and my R. rubineiflorum are the only ones old enough to bloom. 'Periwinkle' has lots more buds to open up. R. rubineiflorum has 3 or 4 buds, but they are still growing, so you'll have to wait (trust me, it will seem longer for me than for you).
|Rhododendron 'Periwinkle', a tropical vireya hybrid|
I have several hellebores that hitched a ride with me after work one day. Since they are in 4-inch pots I brought them in during our last cold snap, 8 to 11 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on who you ask. The last two are different flowers on the same plant. Since this is the first time these plants are blooming, their flowers are still finding their full coloration and shape.
My Christmas cactus decided to bloom for Valentine's Day, which I deem more appropriate given it's color. This was my favorite plant of the week yesterday, which you can see here
My Ludisia discolor, a jewel orchid, has been blooming for over a week now. I "had" to take several pictures of the flowers to show off the various details.
And my newest addition, which was the feature of my inaugural post, here, is still blooming with it's strange, candy corn-like flowers.
Garden Blogger's Bloom Day is hosted by May Dreams Gardens. See what's blooming in other people's gardens by going to her page. May Dreams Gardens