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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day -- March 2018

It's hard to believe it's the middle of the month already. Time just seems to fly so quickly lately. The Spring equinox (the first day of astronomical Spring) is right around the corner, and if you follow meteorological seasons, Spring is already here. The middle of the month means it's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, so it's time to show some flowers. There's more than last month, but still not a lot. That blast of snow and cold weather a couple of weeks ago might have set us back a bit.

Iris reticulata by the stream (the wires are from the electric fence)

I don't remember the name, I could look it up, but...where's the fun in that? I do remember picking one that would be a nice, deep color, although this shows it as more blue than it is


Indian plum (Oemleria cerasiformis) is in full flower, and from across the garden, even on gray days, this small tree full of hanging flowers seems to sparkle


Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

Two nodding Hellebores from outside

And the same from inside (or down under)

One very dark red Hellebore

Speckled pink with a collarette

Ribes speciosum


Cyclamen coum

Euphorbia rigida

Euphorbia rigida

Pieris japonica 'Shy' -- a recent purchase flowering profusely in the pot ghetto

And in the greenhouse...

Red-headed Irishman -- a tiny Cactus with tiny flowers

That's about it. My Camellia and Forsythia are budded up, but not flowering yet, and all the Primroses are pretty ragged-looking.

Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day on the 15th of every month. Check out her post here.