Bloom, babies, bloom.

Because I'm up to my eyeballs in heirloom tomato seedlings...

Because I'm crashing from my Valentine's Day sugar high...

And because I really needed a walk outside for reassurance that, yes, spring really will come...

...some day...

...I thought I'd share a few photos of my blooming babies to help reassure you, too, that winter can't last forever.

Today is

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

, sponsored by

May Dreams Gardens

. I've promised myself that after I finish planting seeds for 40 varieties of heirloom peppers, I'm going to celebrate by virtually visiting the blooms of these lovely garden writers.

Want to come along?

So, here are a few of my babies, working hard to add a little life to the dreary garden.

Hellebores... is there anything prettier in the winter?


Violas galore...

..and fraise des bois.

OK, I'll admit—I don't have fraise des bois blooming outside yet. Still, this greenhouse photo gives me hope that soon, soon, we'll be harvesting tiny delicacies in the garden...ahhh.

Have you visited your garden lately? You might find a blooming surprise.

Happy growing!