October 17, 2017

October Bloom Day

Hello and welcome to my late Bloom Day post!

I am in northern Utah, USA, zone 5b.
We have had hard frosts nearly every night for 2 weeks now, though most afternoons are warming back up into the 50's or 60's. 

My blooms are just about done, but I do have a couple pansies still hanging on.
There are many reasons to love pansies.
Cold tolerance is near the top of the list this time of year.

I do have this as well: it's a leaf lily, created by my daughter. :)
Hey, I'll take whatever I can get at this point!

In the meantime, look what arrived last Friday!

A treasure box, full of BULBS!
I'm so excited!
Next spring is going to be so beautiful.

560 bulbs to get in the ground before winter weather comes to stay.
So far I have planted around 150.

Goodbye--I've got to get back outside while the sun is shining!

For other blooms in other gardens, visit May Dreams Garden.
Happy fall, friends!


  1. Ilove pansies, but they don't grow here in the hot tropics. OMG that's a lot of bulbs! Are hippeastrum one of them? Or maybe you got snowdrops and crocuses. I am a hippie collector!

    1. Yes, it is a lot of bulbs! I can hardly wait for spring! :) Actually, I didn't get any hippeastrum, snowdrops, or crocuses. This year I focused on tulips, daffodils, alliums, and muscari. I wanted to get other varieties, but I already had so many! I kept telling myself that I can always put in more/other kinds next fall.