Friday, March 14, 2008

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - March 2008

I am posting my blooms for Garden BLoggers Bloom day a day early becasue it is supposed to rain all day tomorrow and it rained most of today so I took my opportunity for photos late this afternoon. Carol at May Dreams Garden has started the Garden BLoggers Bloom Day on the 15th of each month. She wants us to post pictures of our blooming flowers on this date. It is fun to see what all is blooming where. So be sure to post your bloomers , flowers in the garden, then go to her blog and leave a comment so we can all come over to see your blooms. Carol's has several flowers laughing in her garden I think it fair to say that my garden is grinning all over with the exception of these crocus that are popped up in several places laughing their pretty little heads off.My only hellebore that seems to have survived the winter has a bloom that is just about open wide. A day of sunshine ought to open it up fully.
The rest of my garden is full of promise. The Peony Tree has several fat buds developing.
The Forsythia is full of buds.
I even have a spirea with buds building all along the outer limbs.
There are several clumps of daffodils forming buds.
Our Saucer Magnolia tree was trying its best to sport a bloom this month but it couldn't quite squeeze one out.
In previous posts you have seen my Pussy Willow and Maple Tree blooming so I won't post these again. I have posted my Pussy Willow a couple of times. I am so pleased with the way it is blooming this, our first year that the bush has had opportunity to bloom. What is blooming in your garden?

39 comments:

  1. How pretty! My garden is still frowning, But if the weather stays warm... Have a good weekend.

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  2. Beautiful pictures as usual, Lisa. I enjoyed yesterday's post as well and got a chuckle out of the heuchera in your compost pile. At the end of last summer we discovered a canteloupe vine in our compost pile that eventually produced actual fruit. I love surprises in the garden!
    And, yes, I have been "lurking" in your blog for a month or more--I've enjoyed visiting your garden so much. You opened a whole new world to me.

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  3. Thank you Beckie. You have a good weekend too.

    Hi Rose, welcome to the blogging community. I am glad you finally left a comment. I bet your compost cantalope was tasty. I have had tomatoes and squashes pop up around the compost pile. You just never know what you are going to find in and around a compost pile.

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  4. I see your garden is starting to laugh with flowers, too. We are all perking up and have real hope for spring, now that we can actually see some flowers in our gardens and get outside to do some gardening.

    Thanks for joining us for bloom day again!

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

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  5. There's a lot of laughing going on in your gardens, Lisa! With a promise of much more every week.

    I've posted photos of blooms in my area but not necessarily in my gardens :o/ I have a few things blooming but with a few more rain showers (fingers crossed), I'll have more to show. The drought persists and we're a bit behind in the blooming department.

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  6. Everyone's early this month, but my BD post will be late. Your garden is certainly full of promise and some lovely blooms. I know you must be glad to see spring arrive in earnest.

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  7. I've jsut read several of your post in one shot; All lovely pictures with signs of spring arriving. My garden is at the same stage as yous (I mean,leaves and flowers are appearing, regarding design, you are far ahead :-)) and i'm glad to see my hellebores are not the only late-comers.
    Pet Luna for me!

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  8. I love how you said the buds on the magnolia were squeezing the flower out, so apt. I think buds are just as pretty as flowers, so much promise and no disappointments from weather or critter damage, yet. Especially the tree peony, the flowers are so fleeting, we need to admire the buds in all stages. Can't wait to see yours in bloom.
    Frances at Faire Garden

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  9. Hi Carol, Glad to have the opportunity to participate. It means that spring is here.

    Mary, I do hope you get caught up with rainfall this spring.

    Hi Pam, can't wait to see more of your blooms. Your area is so far ahead of ours.

    Vero, Luna says thank you for her pet.

    Frances, I can't wait for the Tree Peony to bloom. It usually doesn't have too many blooms but the ones it has are spectacular.

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  10. beautiful pictures Lisa. I love those yellow crocuses (I'm probably the only one that doesn't have crocuses to show, but they will not survive my hot dry weather)

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  11. Ahh...the good ole' dependable crocus! I actually love them because they are always the first indication that winter may just be behind us. Great pictures, as always.

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  12. Lisa,
    Good morning...Loved your photos I but your forsythia in full bud is the best!

    If you don't mind I am going to hang around your garden for awhile and read your earlier posts....

    Gail

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  13. Oh, I LOVE the little yellow flowers - those are gorgeous! I wasn't sure if my bulbs would come up so I only planted a few - now I wish I would have planted much more!

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  14. Isn't it amazing how everything suddenly starts to come together....a lovely show Lisa.

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  15. Lovely pictures of buds - I just love buds; they are the promise of yet another wonderful season! /Katarina

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  16. Gintonio, you have so much more than crocus in your garden I wouldn't worry about not being able to grow them. Of course we gardeners alwasy want what we can't grow.

    Thank you Sherry.

    Thank you Gail. You are welcome at Greenbow any time.

    Thank you Cheryl. I am alwasy so happy when spring begins to show its lovely face.

    Thanks Katrina. I can't hardly wait for those buds to become blooms.

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  17. Suzyq, get your garden journal out and write down all the bulbs you want to plant next fall. You can have more to show next spring. It is difficult to think of that now but this time will come again.

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  18. These photos are such a wonderful promise of the beauty to come. Don't we all just love those first blooms!

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  19. Beautiful photos Lisa! I wish I had your steady hand. Time for me to find my tripod!

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  20. Spring is such an exciting time..seeing all the new growth just warms my spirit! Lovely buds in your garden of promises! sunkissed NG

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  21. Great stuff is going on in your garden. I think it's about 2 weeks ahead of mine. I can't wait to see pics of your tree peony. It's buds look so promising - I hope we don't get another April freeze like last year.

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  22. "Full of promise" is right, Lisa! Here in PA, our predicted rain fizzled out and it's pleasantly warm, so I hope maybe you had a nice day too. Your yellow crocuses are certainly cheery, though, even if it isn't sunny for you today.

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  23. Yes, Lisa... so much promise! I have to tell you I get almost as excited about buds as I do blooms. They are equally gorgeous and a sure sign of life and spring all at the same time. Enjoyed your GBBD post and can't wait to for follow-up on those buds in the days to come.
    Meems @HoeandShovel

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  24. Teri, I do love those first blooms. They just get you primed for the coming bloom filled season.

    Linty, I don't use a tripod. I have a small point and shoot camera so it is easier to hold still than a camera with a big lens on it. Like my Dearly Beloveds camera, I can't use it because it feels so front end heavy I can never hold it still. He is happy about this.

    NG glad you had time to stop by today. You aren't sunburned are you??

    MrMcD. I sure hope we don't have a late freeze. I ended up with not a single hydrangea bloom except for the Oakleaf hydrangea and they were small and few.

    Meems, I am chomping at the bit wanting those buds to open.

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  25. It has been fun going around to see the different states of gardens around the world in March. Your crocuses are looking perky and it won't be long at all before the Forsythia bursts into bloom. I love the colour of these blooms in spring.

    Luna seems to be watching Vinny with a look of 'What's coming next?'. Luna is so pretty ... Lyttong says hello!

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  26. Dear Lisa,
    I enjoyed your garden blooms today, thank you. My few crocuses are closed up and wet from the morning snow shower.
    Spring looks as if she is surely sprung in your gardens. Much laughter!
    Happy Spring,
    Sherry

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  27. Looks like you have a lot about to burst into bloom. Thanks for the tour.

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  28. When the buds look like yours, Lisa, they sure do count for bloom day. While the magnolia and peony prepare for a later appearance, it's nice to see the cheerful crocus now.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  29. Hi Lisa....I know you were interested in Mason Bees....I have just uploaded my first post on them, if you are interested pop over.

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  30. Such a wonderful idea and only wish I had flowers blooming to share with everyone! Maybe next month I would have something to share!

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  31. I am happy to see your garden waking up. Thanks fro visiting my Blog

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  32. Ah Lisa, my MIL said you were miserable with rain and MUD everywhere. So sorry - how are your plants surviving? Is it too much or is it a good thing? We're supposed to get some here the next 3 days and we need it. We're back to headed for a drought this year. Your buds are all beautiful. I love the forsythia - post some more of it for me, it's one of my favorites, like the quince - I just love the structure. How big does it get in full size?

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  33. I love your pretty yellow crocus!

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  34. Great to see all your pretty blooms and blooms-to-be. We've got three days of rain in our forecast.

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  35. It's so nice to signs of spring! We're way behind you here in Connecticut.

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  36. Those bright yellow crocus are a sight for sore eyes Lisa, and you have lots of promise there for spring blooms.
    Lucky you to have even one Hellebore bloom. I think mine is alive, but am doubtful that I'll be seeing any blooms.
    How wonderful to have a 60º day! We have bright sunshine today, but only a chilly 45º.

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  37. looks like there is a lot going on in your garden! thanks for visiting my blog!

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  38. Thank you everyone so much for stopping by to see my March Blooms. I am glad my crocus was sunny enough to make you smile.

    Diana, I will post more forsythia when it blooms. I don't know how big it will get. I keep it trimmed back. Wait until you see my forsythia folly blooming...if it doesn't get frozen this year.

    We are to get rain the next three days. It didn't rain here today like it was supposed to so I am hopeful that it won't be as bad as predicted. We too could use the rain though so I am not going to complain.

    The dogs drag mud in like crazy. it is awful. I need to mop the carpet if that tells you anything. Ha..

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  39. Hi there Lisa, just getting round to browsing the GBBD posts now :-)

    Great to see your blooms, but I have to say I love to see all the buds with the promise of blooms - especially your magnolia! I have one too and yours is way ahead of mine :-D

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