We have more than 80 narcissus varieties in our patch this year and we’ve been picking flowers like crazy, filling the cooler to the brim and sending buckets of blooms home with everyone we can.
If you’re just joining us, The #AYearInFlowers Project is a simple way to share what is blooming in your garden or in your area.
Each week I’m sharing a snippet of what’s in bloom in my garden as well as a few community submissions from Facebook and Instagram to feature here on the Floret Blog. Additional information on how to participate is posted below.
I’d love to see what is in bloom near you.
How to participate in #AYearInFlowers
Take a photo of flowers that are in season in your area, whether it is a fistful of flowers from your backyard or a bouquet from your local farmers market.
On Instagram, upload your photo and tag it with #AYearInFlowers;
On Facebook, upload your photo as a comment under my weekly post.
In your photo caption, please share what flowers are featured (if you know them) along with your location and date. Bonus points for listing your USDA hardiness zone and week number (i.e. #week16flowers)
Week numbers are commonly used in the floriculture industry and are standardized across the years. Even though we’re entering the fourth week of the #AYearInFlowers project, this is the 15th week of the year.
By using the #week15flowers hashtag on Instagram, you can sort photos by what’s in bloom this week all around the world. In addition, week numbers allow you to compare what’s blooming in your own garden from year to year.
On Monday, I’ll be posting my week 16 flowers to social media. If you’re participating on Instagram, please add the #week16flowers and#AYearInFlowers hashtags to your caption.
Here are a few submissions posted over the past week:
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I am absolutely in love with these black violas. I’ve had them growing here for about a month, and every time I see their bold and brilliant faces I stop in my tracks to just marvel at that inky black coloration. Violas are one of the longest blooming, hardiest and hard working annuals this time of year when we go from 85 during the day to below freezing at night, handling those temperature swings with ease and grace. It’s one of the reasons why they are so popular as a spring flower and are one of our favorites this time of year. #flower #flowers #viola #violas #springflowers #ayearinflowers #week15flowers #newmexico #gardenersofinstagram #gardensofinstagtam #iloveplants
“Southern middle TN Lilacs and viburnum” By Palette Farm
“Blooming in Edwardsville, IL” By Jennifer Frisbie