Thursday, March 15, 2018

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - March 2018

This March I don't have as many blooms to show as usual. What is usual are the blooms I do have. The early blooms of spring. I picked a bowl of hellebore blooms when we had company coming over. Our company was not able to get out into the garden so I wanted  to show them the flowers. When I was picking them I found one windflower (Anemone Blanda) abloom. It is the only one we have had as yet. This colder than normal March is keeping the flowers at bay.
The sun did come out yesterday and make some of the daffodils and crocus open. 
The hyacinths that have been in the garden the longest have opened. The rest are sitting there just peeking out of the ground waiting for warmer weather. 
This is my most prolific crocus. A good thing I like it so well. It is pretty sitting there open to the sun. 
Like the flowers I seem to be awaiting the warmer weather to do much in the garden. As my Dearly Beloved has told me time and again...It is only March. Yet I feel this urgency to get out and do something what with the birds beginning to sing.
For more blooms pop over to Carol's May Dreams Garden. You will find blooms from all over the world. 
Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! What is blooming in your garden?

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

First Week of March

The first week of March has been up and down weather wise. I am not complaining though because there are flashes of color in the garden now. I just have to get out to look at it. 
The hellebores have been happy with the turbulent weather. They don't care if the sky is blue or grey. They open and show their pretty faces. 
All of these are well established. Nothing much in the line of weather will deter them once they decide it is time to bloom. 
This white hellebore is a new one. I didn't purchase it. It just appeared. What a nice surprise. 

There has even been a bee or two in the garden. Now this really makes it feel like spring...
As do the crocus popping up in the lawn. 
There are promises of more blooms to come.
While in the garden yesterday I found a tiny surprise. This little surprise couldn't have made me happier. It is the promise of a new beginning for my tree peony. Last year it seemed to die. The harsh dry summer was just too much for it. So I cut it to the ground thinking I would dig it out later. I never got around to doing that. Happily it appears that it will come back. I will have to wait to see what is going on with it. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Have you found any surprises in your garden yet this year?