|Crocuses in the lawn
Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for March 2014.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, Spring has cracked open the garden gate and taken a few tentative steps into the garden.
First to arrive were the snowdrops, of course. Then the race was on between the crocuses and the reticulated irises.
This year the crocuses won, in particular Crocus tommasinianus, affectionately called Tommies.
Many of the crocuses are in the back lawn now. They actually showed up earlier in the week when it was suddenly warm.
I think if I had stood there long enough, I could have caught one popping up and blooming.
|Crocus on Monday, March 10
A few days later, temperatures plummeted again and the crocuses responded by closing up their petals.
|Crocus on Thursday, March 13
But then it warmed up again and they dutifully opened up once more.
|Crocus on March 14
It’s progress to see the crocuses.
The first of the Iris reticulata showed up this week, too, just in time for bloom day.
They joined the snowdrops, Galanthus sp. which have graced my garden for a few weeks now.
I love the early spring blooms. Though they are small and ground hugging, they lift my spirits and give me hope for the entire growing season.
What’s blooming in your spring garden?
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“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence