It is a time of many flowers on the outdoor plants, and even some indoor plants.
A thermostat failure in the cool house seems not to have fazed the orchids therein at all. It did not really get that much colder than normal, I suppose - maybe 40F instead of 50F.
The cooler growing Aristolochias definitely think it is time to flower, though their more tropical cousins have not yet broken dormancy.
The cool-ish, wet weather has brought the snails out in force ... larger ones from the neighbors, and small hatchlings from my own property, their parents having long been victims of methaldehyde.
Iochroma cyaneum 'Sky King'
Jasminum polyanthum - the pink jasmine from China which grows vigorously everywhere around here. It is dependably fragrant, almost aggressively so. I grow it in the front courtyard, where it perfumes the office when the window is opened in the spring.
Salvia 'Hot Lips' showing the various color morphs of the flower which come about due to temperature.
Zantedeschia 'Hercules', though not growing very large due to conditions.
Sarracenia leucophylla "Tarnok" - a very odd flower indeed.
Sarracenia leucophylla, typical form.
Cymbidium orchids from Sonny's repotting project of a year ago.
A weed - maybe miner's lettuce, growing in my potting area. The interesting thing about miner's lettuce is that I've been trying forever to get it started on the *other* side of the house, but it seems to have taken up residence over here unprompted while refusing to grow at all where I want it to.
Acronia marthae - a pleurothallid. Not sure if it got too cold and that's why there are flowers...
This is the sort-of-famous Black Andreanum, a cool-growing species. It's called Anthurium cabrerense.
Neighbor's Iris with Telephoto Lens
Ranunculus from the Home Depot lasted for about a month before getting kind of ratty. They do provide some amount of color, though.