Yes, I know it may not be winter where you are, but it sure is here. Cold, sunny, with about 6 feet of snow on the ground (a whole new foot in the last few days). So, no blooms outdoors, but indoors: it’s spring!
Dozens of plants are in bloom. Here are just a few of them.
Neomarica northiana, called the walking iris because its bloom stalks bend over with babies on the tip that root, so it spreads by “walking”. The flowers only last a day each, but there are always several per stem. Still, it is certainly not a long-blooming plant: take a photo when it blooms or you may not see another for a whole year!
Aloe vera: yep, the medicinal aloe. It doesn’t bloom very often for me: every few years. Of course, then I appreciate the stalks of greenish yellow blooms all that much more!
And finally, my Thai hybrid crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia x lomii cv) is always in bloom. I have it stuffed back behind other plants, so I can only get a glimpse of the flowers. That was a dumb thing to do! Next time I clean up the greenhouse, I’ll give it center stage!