Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for March 2011.
Here in my central Indiana USDA Hardiness Zone 5b garden, we welcome back Iris danfordiea, who returns after a three year absence.
I planted the bulbs for this little yellow iris in the fall of 2007, enjoyed the blooms in March 2008, and then they disappeared.
I had just about given up on them when I discovered a bloom on Sunday. It’s just one flower, though, so I won’t get too excited.
For reliable re-bloom year after year, I plant Iris reticulata,
And the never-to-be-out-bloomed Crocuses.
Look, they were showing their pollen in the sun this past weekend.
I was a bit surprised to find a few snowdrops, Galanthus sp. blooming in mid-March.
They seem a bit late but did survive the digging up of much of the area where they were planted and still came back to bloom this year, so I won’t complain. Maybe next year they’ll get back to their normal blooming schedule.
March is a great month for buds, too, some of which will bloom before April arrives, including Narcissus and Helleborus, along with these Hyacinth still nestled down in a cradle of new foliage.
(Yes, of all the buds, I chose to show this one so I could write “nestled down in a cradle of new foliage”.)
Soon they’ll be blooming along with Glory of the Snow, Chionodoxa sp.
And it will all be glorious!
And that’s my garden in mid March.
What’s blooming in your garden?
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Just post on your blog about what is blooming in your garden on the 15th of the month and leave a comment to tell us what you have waiting for us to see so we can pay you a virtual visit. Then put your name and the url to your post on the Mr. Linky widget below to make it easy to find you.
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence